I went for a walk on this cool and extremely dreary day. The sky is overcast and the lighting is so flat that there are no shadows anywhere. The day itself feels gray and colorless. But I found this lichen on a fence rail and slightly boosted the saturation in Photoshop to help it along. I like the texture and the hint of yellow green around it. I took this with my cell phone camera which is limited in features. With the colorful leaves about gone, I’m being challenged to find interesting subject matter outside. But I guess that’s the point of this 365 day exercise.
I’m playing here with very slow shutter speeds in my camera, and a radial blur for the background in Photoshop. Santa isn’t as in-focus as I would like but I’m working on it.
The sun is just starting to burn off the early morning fog on the lake.
Thanksgiving Day Walk
Daughter #1 used to work in this office complex. I love how the complementary blue and orange play off each other.
Different lake today in a local park. This was a quick stop, rushing between meetings, grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, and work.
I stopped by the lake again this morning where some of the boats are stored in a round shelter-like building. This shot is looking up at the ceiling and open sky light where the sun shines through. It’s a bright sunny day with no clouds and the reflected light is turning the wooden beams an orange brown hue.
“Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon… We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is. The artist is a professional see-er.”