Last evening’s sunset was, I feel, the most spectacular I’ve photographed in the almost-six and a half years I’ve lived here.
What do you think?
…with a look toward the east, from my studio window…
Compared to other areas, Chicago ‘got off easy’ in the last forty-eight hours, for which we should be truly thankful.
Please…remember the residents of Oklahoma City and its surrounds in your thoughts and prayers.
Their losses are painful, as they sift through rubble, seeking remnants of Life.
Days like today are supremely enjoyable…warm and Spring-like before noon!
After two days of thunderstorms, this morning there was a medium fog and wet streets…the perfect time to photograph, as the colors are deeper.
In the parkway in front of the Emil Bach House, I found these dead Hosta…in strangely captivating, ‘returning-to-earth’ tones.
They brought to mind Miss Havisham and her wedding cake in Dickens’ “Great Expectations”.
Here’s a closer look at this one; I prefer the composition here, but had to first let you view the whole:
Just next door is Cat’s Cradle Bed and Breakfast, where I found a good angle to capture raindrops!
About three blocks up, in an alleyway, was this HUGE puddle, reflecting a large tree. I rotated the image, because I felt it needed to be really looked at:
A very gray day, indeed…within an hour of returning, the temperature dropped and it began snowing–TWO seasons in one day!
…and a little different color!
Some may remember my ‘Best Hancock’ image, shot in 2005 with my Olympus 3.2 Megapixel point and shoot camera:
I was ‘playing’ in Photoshop (TM) one day and decided to re-work it…then came up with this version, which I decided to use on my new business card:
NEW Best Hancock
I also printed it as an 8.5 x 11 and am very pleased with the variety of colors! Normally, every image of the Hancock is dreary deep, not-quite-black grays. I prefer this and it’s a lot more fun to look at!