This is Sister…do you like Color or B&W best?
I like this Color photo of Sister, who is a true Calico Cat. But I also like the black and white rendition, mainly because the B&W allows both the green and the blue patches to be removed. I could remove the color patches from the color shot, or I can go with the grayscale version.
What do you all think? Does the removal of color affect the quality of the picture?
One thing I really like about pet pictures is the sharpness and detail of whiskers and fur gradations. I did not attempt any enhancement or special tricks, the photo is the original color shot with the removal of color. Since I like to play around with filters and the like, I plan to take the Sister Shot through the paces and see what it does.
I’d like to have some input into this…color or black & white?
(©Patricia Dreger, Sometimes, 2021)
look who’s here
This critter landed on the spot just as I snapped the photo., he may have been coming in for a touch-down; I thought he was a fly until I took a closer look through the resizer. He reminds me of a Power Ranger toy. (©Sometimes, 2021)
a walk through the tree garden, entry for Cee’s path challenge June 22
lost thing found, again
A few days ago I lost my red metal cane. Only recently have been making an effort to walk with my cane, but it isn’t always to be found where I left it. It stands alone, although it falls down easily and has in fact pounded a quarter-dollar size spot into the crook…when it falls forward it smacks against the surface hard enough to make a resounding crack! and has started to wear the baked red paint away.
The past several days have been perfect for looking around the place, and trimming trees damaged by snow damage earlier this year, and to feed my lust for fresh subjects for my camera. Everything is overgrown here on “the farm” and I recognize the chores…but I don’t have what it takes to keep on top of the challenge. My flower beds are unruly and unpredictable, and are lucky if they get a lick and a promise of proper tending. There is an abundance of ground-covering, especially Myrtle, which is lush and tall enough to hide things that fall into its clutches.
After a long walk around the yard, down the lanes into the back 40 where tree and plant debris hangs out along the fences to deteriorate, ranging from grass clippings to good size tree branches that came down during windstorms or wet snow loads. I had a hunch that my Red Cane may have ended up in a pile of debris and hauled off to the outer limits to be buried.
No luck in the debris piles. By time I got back up to the house, checked the Lil Kim Lilacs and flowering trees that I had worked on the other day, tired and ready to sit down…I was about to go in the house, when on another hunch decided to check the maze area and under the beginning Clematis. Sure enough, a streak of red and a glimpse of the vinyl stand, there was my cane.
We did a little victory dance. 🙂
Here are some random shots I took of the general area. (All photos are ©Sometimes, 2021)
shadow art — every which way
Daughter Candace captured this photo of Alice, clowning around as usual.
Feast your eyes on these … coming soon to a garden near you!
Same point of view, two days later:
Same Yellow Tree….taken on Saturday, November 15. Same vantage point, view out the window of my office room. Then scroll down to see what three days and a brief, but mighty windstorm did to the neighborhood:
Taken Tuesday, November 17. The Tree, as I call it, is seen as actually at least two individual trees, as is obvious from the second photo. It took only two Ohio November days, a touch of thunder, rain and hail, and high wind to completely change the scenery. Nature at work. (Photos ©Sometimes, 2020.)
Lighting and Shadows in Cleveland
The first feature that fascinated me is the golden-hued appearance of the buildings in the background. Although born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and having worked in the city and knew my way around in the 1950s, new construction and infrastructure has changed the city appearance so much that I am not able to discuss many details. (The city’s iconic Terminal Tower is seen from a different perspective than is normally photographed. This striking golden-hue is a small part of the magnificent appearance of the entire Cleveland sky-line which obviously can only be appreciated at a given time of afternoon, with a bright Sun illuminating the buildings…and while heading East on the I-90/I-71 highway bridge. *Not to say that is the only vantage viewpoint.)
We were downtown for the purpose of attending 13-year-old great-granddaughter’s first formal photography class exhibit, a project of the Ohio Arts Council. The show was very well done, with names on the wall and five photos which each participant shot and developed from film. We arrived downtown about two hours early, and parked in a great spot on Detroit Avenue, so I took some photos of my own, which are included in this WordPress Post. (Please note that the Time Stamp on these photos is wrong, the actual date should be 12/09/2018, the time 16:43 is probably right.)
Toby…napping in the noonday sun…
A thing of beauty is a joy forever…John Keats
(all photos ©Sometimes, 2018)