The smoke that blew in overnight made the sunlight diffuse with a slight golden cast.
Air quality is pretty poor here, so it’s not good to be outside right now, but I have to walk the dogs and the light was pretty on the flowers along our path this morning.
My heart really goes out to everyone who is closer to the wild fires. In Seattle the air is bad: itchy eyes, congestion and scratchy throat bad (at least for me). It reminds me of being in China. We seem to get a stretch of this every year of late.
I love the way the hydrangea fades from its bright summer blue into mauve as the season drifts toward an end.
My new Love and Peace rose is at it again. May it be an omen!
No idea what type of flower this is. For some reason this patch of flowers caught my eye when I was out walking the dogs a couple of days ago. The the bright fall colors combined with the variety of textures and the different stages from a bud to seed heads all at the same time.
If you know what it is please share the wealth.
Heather is one of the late season blooms…and of course Black Lives Matter is still very relevant.
Still a few full blown flowers, but many blooms are starting to fade and the seed pods are starting to swell. These are from walking my dogs the past few mornings.
I looked up these local charmers on The Google and it was indecisive. But it said they were native to California…excuse me! Can’t they just say “west coast”? They predate me here in Washington…and I’m practically a dinosaur!
This is an interesting rose that changes color and tone as it ages. The tiny drops of not quite rain (it was more a heavy enough mist that it was yielding to gravity than rain) create an interesting texture. That is more noticeable in the black and whites, especially the inverted one, than the color.
As I seem to often do I seem to think about perspective as how you look at something. Since I’ve been focusing on black and white processing this past month or so it is becoming second nature to turn a photo black and white at some point as I work with it.
Seeing things in black and white
Sometimes it is interesting to take a look at a picture without color to see what grabs your eye. I’m continuing my exploration of black and white. Never thought something that sounds so simple could be so complicated.
Does the black and white change your perspective of the photo?