Anne wants me to show how color affects my photography. After studying basic, and intermediate photography I took an eye-opening class in color photography with Patti Felkner at Cosumnes River Community College. After understanding light, composition, and focus points, I learned to focus on color as my subject.
RGB complementary color scheme is Red/Cyan, Green/Magenta, and Blue/Yellow
There is something calming in this monochrome image.
Some more examples of monochrome photographs
Often I will look for just a splash of color in my photography.
A splash of color makes for interesting photographs. Don’t you agree?
Some more examples of how just a splash of color catches the eye.
Photographing my dog I learned that I needed both an understanding of light, dog behavior, and color.
So after looking over my many images, I look for either monochrome images or those with just a splash in the right place.
This week Ann-Christine invites me to have the opportunity to share my weird and wonderful images in this challenge! By accepting this challenge I will showcase some of my images of natural weirdness, items I found strange to photograph, and images I created through photo techniques.
Here in Sacramento we are starting to get a taste of autumn. On Sunday we experienced record setting rainfall. They called it a bomb cyclone. It was time to dust off those raincoats and galoshes. Since California has been in a drought many of us were caught off guard. My puppy Moxie has never experienced rain, and was not too impressed. She was glad to wear her raincoat for our many, but quick outings. After the rain I just discovered the weirdness of mushrooms popping up. One minute nothing, the next minute fully formed fungi. Don’t know the toxicity of these mushrooms, but I am taking no chances on Moxie discovering them.
The next couple of images are part of the life cycle of decay. There is a certain beauty in observing rot.
The following are strange images I came across.
The following images were created by painting with light.
For this week’s Lens-Artists Photography Challenge, let’s get wild! Dianne is talking about Mother Nature untouched and untrammelled, allowed to get on with her work without human help or hindrance.
Looking through my images I am more inclined to capture images with human interactions. My travels haven’t taken me far from home.
I did manage to take a trip to the Island of Kauai with some of my photo friends.
Sorry, this wild blog may seem a bit scattered. My very special doodle, Charlie is in the hospital. His liver is not working to its best. The doctors are trying to figure this out. HIs numbers are quite unexpected for a such a young dog. Think good thoughts that Charlie will be home with me soon. We have never been apart.
Getting out with fellow photographers helps me get a different outlook on life. It is time for me to relax. It is time to look outward. Stop worrying about family who seem to think I can wave a wand, and abracadabra all their wants will be delivered. All mysteries of the universe revealed by me. I am so powerful. Not!
Since my Dad passed away in September much time is spent with my Mom. Luckily my dog, Libby joins me most days. On Fridays I watch grandkids, and my one year old entertains residents at the assisted living facility with my Mom. So to get out of this routine I set aside at least one day a week to photography.
This time we explored a new place for me. Copp’s Quarry provided granite to San Francisco and Stockton for buildings. Closed in 1915 I explored narrow walking paths dotted with granite partially cut, a meandering creek, and Indian grinding rocks.
Lots of fungus among us.
Monochromatic fungi found on a tree stump
Love the texture of these mushrooms
A close-up look at nature reveals faces to me.
Splashes of color grab my attention.
White clouds reflection
Pops of orange
Swatch of red
Green and blue complements
What does this mean?
And now I have come to the end of this set of images.
Thank you for joining me on my recounted afternoon photo journey. Any words from you are always welcomed.