I've been chasing that silly Flicker around the back yard for days! Every time I see it I have to run get the camera, and by the time I get ready it's gone! So here's a picture of where the Flicker was just a few minutes ago. Do you like it? I was quite surprised to discover that it really is quite a nice picture on its own merits. I like the softness of the colors and the lack of depth. This was taken yesterday... remember, it was pouring rain?
But I can't leave well enough alone. So first I adjusted the color to bring out more details, and got my next surprise. It almost looks like the tree is ready to bloom. Well, it's not, but this is a nice picture too!
Then I just wanted to play. Here's something a bit eerie, yet still realistic. This is the posterize effect.
Forget realistic, let's just go for interesting. This one is contours. I really like this!
And finally, my favorite. This one is the topography effect. I can't even really explain why I like it best. I like the contrast between the sections, I like the colors. I like the hints of lines and motion.
So, there's no bird in the tree, but there is a link to a scavenger hunt. Canucklehead is hosting a scavenger hunt, and this is one click in the path to the prize.
And finally, tomorrow will be a contest right here for a free 125x125 ad for the next month. Last month, Julia won and got a link for Our Simple Life. It will only be open till Monday night because I'll have to wrap it up and post the link before we leave for the hike. So check back to play.
|Hike Planning Report|
|Filled the dehydrator, packaged a lot of food. Full report tomorrow.
Hiked 1.5 miles with 45 pounds. It doesn't feel good, but it feels less awful than a couple of days ago.
See (Late) Winter Rainbows IIfor another color exercise
See Philadelphia Flower Show 2009 - 1for lots of color