May 062007

Friday, traveling, rain all day and so on. I had no image at 11pm, thus I went into the garden, grabbed me a columbine (at least I think it is one), mounted it in an impromptu arrangement of paper clips on the kitchen table, took camera, tripod, Sigma 150/2.8 macro and two torch lights. I made two exposures with slightly different focus. This is a combination of the two, the pistil coming from the one with nearer focus.

The Song of the Day is Prince’s “Purple Rain“. Funnily enough I don’t have the original in my collection, and the only version that I have already converted to OGG and therefore have at hand is the one by Bob Belden and Holly Cole. I have it on a Jazz sampler called “The Cover Art of Blue Note“. It is not available in the US, at least not under this title, so I’ll have to direct you to for a sound sample. Hmm … as I hear it: they must have selected the most uninteresting sample from the whole track 🙁

OK, I just did some research and I found out that the track is available in the US, but only on Bob Belden’s 1993 album “When the Doves Cry: The Music of Prince“. A majority of one reviewer found the album “just never seems to get off the ground”, but I promise you, this is not the case with this track 🙂

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