Call and responsePosted: December 30, 2011
I took a slow walk around the pond today. I heard a group of crows cawing in the trees while I was standing on the porch and decided to follow. Let’s call it #3 in the category of Things To Do While I’m Not Feeling Well. That seems like such a long title for a blog post so I went with something a little more succinct as well as appropriate.
The light is odd today. Kind of sickly. It might be my own kind of sickly feeling influencing my interpretation of the light. I am sure it (the illness) had an impact on the photos I took as well as what I did with those photos in post-processing.
It’s a kind of call and response. My illness calling. My photography responding.
I took a lot of dark shots. The only photo that comes close to showing the day’s true colors is the “Today’s view of the pond” (and an upcoming “Reflections on thawing ice” photo). Everything else was either manipulated in camera by playing with the white balance and shutter speeds or in post-processing using Photoshop and/or Picnik.
As usual, you can click on any of the photos to see the slightly larger version.
The weather continues to waffle between winter and late autumn. We had snow yesterday. Today it warmed up and it is raining. I have seen bright light behind the clouds at times, proof that the sun is still there.
The top of the pond started to freeze. Now it’s thawing again.
PostADay2011 is almost at an end. Hurray! Huzzah! And three more cheers of some kind!
I did sign up for a river of stones which begins on January 1. One of the gifts I received for Christmas was a new Moleskine that I think will be perfect for the project. I would like to do more writing practice over the next year and this will be a great way to get started with that goal. I don’t know if any of my small stones will show up here on the blog or not. I’m doing this for me, not for the blog, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Well, that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for spending a little time with me as I recover. I enjoy your company, and I suspect good company helps with the healing process. 🙂