Still Life With Poppies (Thursday 8th August 2019)
The opium poppies that sprung up on the driveway patch in June are over now, but some seeds have been spread around the place for next year. Meanwhile, the poppyheads live on in the patio.
I've kept the old Kiron lens on for the time being on test. I've discovered the camera requests the focal length to be manually inputted on the rear LED screen, but this isn't practical on a zoom lens so I've just set it at a halfway point.
8.8.2019 (2037 hr)
Blip #3005 (#2755 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #003
Blips/Extras In 2019 #182/265 + #067/100 Extras
Day #3422 (765 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2149 (#1990 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Still Life series
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Kiron 28-210mm f/4-5.6 Macro lens
Woodland Garden (August 2019) (Flickr album)(Work in progress)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Rolling Stones - You Better Move On (recorded 8 August 1963, Decca Studios, West Hampstead)
Mick Jagger (lead vocal), Keith Richards (electric guitar), Brian Jones (acoustic guitar, backing vocal), Bill Wyman (bass guitar, backing vocal), Charlie Watts (drums)
You Better Move On was written and originally recorded by Arthur Alexander in 1961 at FAME in Muscle Shoes and reached 24 in the States in 1962, covered by Bobby Vee in 1962 and then by the Hollies and the Rolling Stones in 1964. The Stones version was recorded on this day in 1963 for a self-titled EP to convince their record label that they were worth investing in an album.
According to Wikipedia, 'the lyrics were inspired by Alexander's real life situation, in which his girlfriend and future wife already had a boyfriend. Alexander said of the situation "When I met her out of high school he was still hanging in there. His family was pretty well off. I didn't have no money but I knew she liked me. It was a small town and people would be talking. That's where I got the idea for the song. I didn't talk to him personally. I said it in song."'
It was also covered by country artists George Jones and Johnny Paycheck.
One Year Ago:
The Old Forge