I promise you: as far as leaves go, these were the last from my 2016 Lightroom catalog 😀
Villach does not have a big park. It doesn’t need one. It’s small enough that you’re out of town and in the country in a few minutes.
Villach has a small park though with a fountain in a shallow pool. In autumn, when the pool is already empty and prepared for winter, I like to take photographs there. The russet dead leaves on the blue paint make for a very pleasing color contrast in times when nice colors are often hard to come by 🙂
Color correction for this simple image of red vines in front of a green wall was problematic, to say the least.
I finally settled on 5100 / +10, a little bit cooler than what Lightroom considers “Daylight”. Looks good on the wall, maybe a little too warm on the vines, but going cooler makes the wall look off. Otherwise I’ve adjusted vibrancy and saturation in preference of keeping detail. Maybe it looks well enough, at least that’s the best I can do. In any case, this is an image that would need extra treatment for a print.
A small twig with leaves on a white patch of paint on the street. I didn’t arrange that, I just saw it.
Some people do, but even if I don’t, it has nothing to do with purism at all. It’s not my thing. Photography is a meditative act for me, an act of seeing, not an act of arranging.
This is not good or bad. In the end both ways of photography are acts of creating. It’s just that I find one relaxing and the other tedious. Most of the time.
It’s already early Spring around here, but image-wise we are just diving into Winter. Rest assured, it won’t last very long.
Actually I had already wondered whether my lust to take images was gone. Then last Saturday I made 20 images on one short walk through Villach. This is not 20 exposures taken, this is 20 images processed and ready to be used on the blog. Not all of them are first rate, but, well, neither is everything I’ve published so far. In any case, I seemingly need just a lazy hour from time to time 😀
Here are some frosty leaves. The image was taken on our terrace in Villach. Maybe I should fetch a broom 😀
The Song of the Day is “Frozen Leaves” by Supersci. Hear it on YouTube.
What do you make pictures of on a gloomy, rainy day in early December? Well, here’s what I do 🙂
The Song of the Day is a beautiful “If We Make It Through December” by Holly Cole. Hear it on YouTube.