on guard

The Hermitage - St. Petersburg, Russia

an aside

Ive been reading and looking at photos of spectres and glories and in particular the spectre of brocken which occurs when well...here i will steal someone elses words:

"A spectre of the Brocken occurs when the observer casts his or her shadow on a wall of fog. (The) fog has no smooth (real) surface, so that it causes three-dimensional pictures which move in a spooky way by the waving of the fog, although the observer does not move at all.

Sometimes there forms a colourful, annular optical phenomenon around the "head" of the spectre of the Brocken, which is called a glory. This glory is caused by backward scattering and diffraction of the sunrays by the very small fog droplets. The rays of light become diverged by the small round droplets into a pattern of concentric circles."

here is a picture I also didn't take..

if you google image search brocken spectre you can see more - Im kinda obsessed.

here is a website called The nonist that has a little history and photo collection on it as well

dressing undressing

couple of old photos

one for the dippy

good friends in town certainly means good times


now with bonus video footage