An autumnal companion to this spring reflection. I never tire of the play of light, color, and movement on the water. This image to me shines with all the intensity of a bright, sunny fall day, full of unbelievably intense color.
After a long, but lovely day at an indoor art fair, I couldn’t wait to experience the perfect, sunny day. I got barefoot as quickly as possible and parked myself on the deck. This was the view overhead.
It was a moment of blue sky between bizarre bouts of sleet, snow, and gusty winds. When I realized the sun was shining, I peeked out and saw these graceful cloud formations. They remind me of humpback whales swimming together, an avian courtship dance, or the lines of the continents mirroring each other like two pieces of the same puzzle.
Brad came back from a run around the lake to tell me to grab my camera because they were doing a prescribed burn on the lagoon areas. I spent most of the afternoon down there, got to see a burn from start to finish and shot over 300 pictures. It was fascinating to watch and something I’ve been wanting to shoot for a while now as part of my growing passion for native landscape and restoration projects.
It was seriously difficult to choose just one photo for this post. I picked this one because I like the Turner-esque elements and the contrast between the blue sky & orange flames. I’ll post a few more on my Facebook page if you’re interested.
We froze our butts off on our walk yesterday but seeing this guy made it all worth while. He was a perfect subject, regarded us with plenty of curiosity, and let me get up nice & close. I love encountering my wild neighbors right here in the city.
A sunny day changes the whole color palette, especially in winter, lending vibrancy & pop to the whole landscape. Blue sky can be an absolute revelation, a backdrop for the play of warm, glowing light in a dark season.