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This is the same fence as the one with the meadowlark images I posted yesterday. I was drawn to the leading line and repeating pattern as well as the late afternoon light. I took three images. After loading them in Lightroom and adding keywords I pretty much just left them alone. I revisited the images a couple days later to determine if I wanted to keep them or not. Their color was off, looks like I may have had it set on AWB rather than daylight. In Lightroom I changed the white balance to daylight and liked it much better. However, I found a surprise I hadn’t seen before. At the top of the hill you will see a hawk perched on the fence post. I totally missed it when I took the image as I was focused on the fence and the meadowlarks. The photos of the fence was a last minute thing. Ya, just never know.
One afternoon as I drove east on 120th I found three meadowlarks perched on a fence. Since they have one of the most pleasing songs to me, I pulled the car over and rolled down the window to listen to the that wonderful song they gladly share with us. I just happen to have my camera with me so I also made a few images. The bright sunny day allowed their beautiful color to show. Just before I left I happen to catch one of them at liftoff. Continue reading
This is the same fence as this image only under different weather conditions. The temperature was 15 degrees for this image and minus 5 in the other image. Both taken around the same time of day. It is a good example of how different the mood and colors of a scene can change when the weather is different. And let me tell you, the light breeze at my back when taking this image made it feel just as cold as the other image.
“Life is about turning up. The more you get yourself out there, whether you wake up at 5:00 a.m. to pouring rain or not, the more you’re likely to experience the wonderful happenings that are going on all around you. Sometimes the most interesting visual phenomena occur when you least expect it. Other times, you think you’re getting something amazing and the photographs turn out to be boring and predictable. So I think that’s why, a long time ago, I consciously tried to let go of artist’s angst, and instead just hope for the best and enjoy it. I love the journey as much as the destination. If I wasn’t a photographer, I’d still be a traveler.” - Michael Kenna
The temperature in my car registered -3 degrees (F) this morning, much colder than my bed. My toes are still cold. Stay warm!
This opened gate caught my attention while on a walk along the Spokane River in Spokane, WA. I played around in Lightroom to get the feel I wanted. After a few days of cold, below zero temperatures, and snow, the sun is out and things are suppose to warm up. Hope everyone has a great day.
Staying with the theme of the wintery weather we are experiencing in much of the country, I decided to post this image. When winter storms bring cold temperatures and snow begins to fall, we crank up the furnace, put on layers, start a pot of chili, drink hot chocolate and sit by the fire. Rabbits don’t do that. Hope everyone stays warm.
I found these leaves against the wood fence while on a walk around my hotel. Just after I returned to my room it began to rain. As I watched it rain from my window I noticed how the contrast had changed with the fence and leaves so dramatically. I realize how we so often will walk away with just the images we found at that particular moment. We can wish for better light or stronger contrast, or had a different lens with us, or had brought our flash, but that doesn’t really matter for me. I think what matters is we were out and about, looking for opportunities and experiencing these moments. I can’t have everything and for me, this image works just fine.
Have you ever notice how man builds things using straight lines while nature does not? Just take a walk in nature then a walk around the block in New York City. Our journey on the path of life is never a straight path. I’ve discovered experiencing the reality of life is only blocked when one expects it to be a straight line. When that happens, we can get bent out of shape.
It is almost the end of June and many of the cone flowers have almost come to the end of their season. Their petals and stamens are not a perfect due to rain, hail and wind. Yet, I wanted an image of one of my favorite flowers, so what could I come up with? I walked among and around this clump looking for a flower that was in good enough shape to photograph. None to be found. As I walked around the back side of this fence I had an idea (those do happen once in awhile.) I thought I would focus on the fence and leave the cone flowers out of focus. A different view…of one of my favorite flowers.