Tuesday, November 03, 2009

In The Dark

Having been in communication with the camera repair magicians, I am hopeful that sometime in the near future I will have my third eye back. I look around and observe scenes that I know would make fabulous photos. I am impatient, but the repair people are working as fast as they can. I hope.

Ellen and I met Sara, another Southern California blogger, at The Getty Center in Los Angeles on Friday. While at The Getty, I took photos with one of Ellen's camera, which she very graciously loaned to me, but for some reason blogger will not recognize that those photographs are on my hard drive. Both The Professor and I have tried everything we know to fix the problem, which for me was a little bit and for the Professor was a lot. But we are both baffled. I can promise you that The Getty Center is a photographer's paradise. Until we can diagnose and fix the problem and I can post my photos, you can visit their blogs and see what I saw.

On Sunday afternoon, we drove down Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles, where we popped in to the Southern California Weavers Guild Fiber Festival in Torrance. Again, because I was camera-less, I can only tell you in words that the array of fibers for sale was fabulous. The trend seems to be moving to brighter and more variegated fibers for spinning, knitting, and weaving. The Professor found the perfect black, deep blue and turquoise handpainted wool and insisted that I buy it and spin it, just for me. I happily and graciously complied. It is important to please our husbands and support our local fiber artists, isn't it?

After a much too quick visit with my former walking buddy and friend from The Beach Cities (mama of the kitty we cat sit for), I met up with The Professor and The Grad Student, who was in LA for two days. The hours spent with TGS flew by, and we were back in the car and on the way home. You'll have to believe me when I tell you that the white travertine marble walls of The Getty Center were shining brightly in the late afternoon sun as we drove along the 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass. I wish I could show you because 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. I want my eye back.

12 comments:

snoopydog said...

Sounds like you had great time. I love meeting up with friends. Hope the camera gets fixed soo. I know how lost I'd feel without my little 'third eye'. :D Ros

ellen b. said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry blogger is being a pill about your photos. The photos are there, though? I wonder if you emailed them to me and I emailed them back if they'd appear somewhere. How's that for a non computer brain possible remedy...

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Willow. I'm sorry about your camera still being in the shop and your files not getting recognized. But I do know that gleam of those travertine walls especially in bright So Cal sunshine. Glad to hear you had a lovely visit down this way. Roomie and I were very jealous and can't think why we weren't invited. Except that we were working....

Elizabeth said...

How very disappointing about the camera!I had the same problem on Friday and rushed out and replaced my camera immediately.
I'm sure you saw super things at the Getty.
I will pop over to Sara's
all best wishes

Dorothy said...

I am so sorry that you are still without your own camera. That was sweet of Ellen to lend you one though. I wish you could have gotten its pictures on the blog.

Brenda said...

I want your eye back too! Its so fun to see all those things you find interesting.

Ebie said...

Hi Willow, I am visiting from Ms. Ellen B's blog. I am sorry about your photos.
I was at the Getty on Saturday afternoon (after 5pm free parking hehehe) and I posted on the same OW meme some night shots.

Jane said...

Blogger does have its moments! but it will be lovely to see your beautiful sunshine photos when they return. At the moment we are having cool, wet and gloomy weather so your photos always lift the spirit. Your wool for spinning sounds lovely. Happy spinning. Jane x

Roxie said...

Make camera work. Make camera work! Want pictures! You haven't given us anywhere near the necessary seven thousand words, and I do love your view of SoCal.

Tracy said...

Third eye...that's a great way to descibe needing a camera in one's life, it is like having an extra eye! Sorry Blogger and camera issues you must still fuss with... But so glad you had some great times with friends in the meantime... Enjoyed hearing about it, even without photos. :o) I've always wanted to go to the Getty... Happy Day, Willow ((HUGS))

Knitting Linguist said...

I don't blame you -- I love your pictures! But your words are also lovely, and remind me of how much I do love the Getty Center; you're right, there's so much to photograph there. It might just be time for a trip back...

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SoCal is by far one of the most beautiful places that i have been to in my life. great to take pictures