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Friday, November 4, 2011

Color or No Color?


You would think that with all the wonderful colors I'd be still showing you those every day. Instead, I think today I'll take out the color (almost).

We'll start at a backwater of the Pere Marquette River.

bare tree reflected

This next picture didn't have very much contrast in color. Miss Black Squirrel was trying to blend into the fall landscape and was succeeding better than you might expect. But look what happened when I faded out the colors of the leaves.

black squirrel

OK, I admit to playing with this one a little bit. But not much. This picture is actually what gave me the whole idea. The morning was frosty, and the sunrise lit up the aspen trees in the back yard that are holding on to their leaves. There was hardly any color in the picture except the gold, so I went ahead and took the rest of it out.

gold aspen

I'm pretty sure I'll be back to color tomorrow!

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9 comments:

Jean said...

I love the 1st photo due to the reflection. The black squirrel is special. I have never seen one.

betchai said...

oh, i love the very first one, so artistic. the reflection is stunning.

Ann said...

No color is good sometimes. It certainly can make a picture look more dramatic. That first one looks like a painting.

rainfield61 said...

Color or no color, the reflection is beautiful.

Secondary Roads said...

I agree that the first photo is particularly good. Have some fun and invert the image for a dream-like image. Now look for girls' faces. You should be able to find at least six.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Is it just me or does the black squirrel in black and white look a little bit like Sasquatch?

Don't unplug your hub said...

There is something about black and white photos...

Sharkbytes said...

Jean- we seem to have "hot spots" of the black squirrels. They are really just a color morph of the grays.

betchai- It's not often the water is still enough to get a whole tree "caught" in it

Ann- Looks like I doctored it, but it just was that way!

rainfield- such different landscapes from yours, but each is special

Chuck- I found a porcupine. I'm not so good with girls

Dennis- only if you are 2 inches tall

John- they can be very dramatic!

RNSANE said...

You are having fun playing with the photos. It is great being creative.

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