November 4th, 2008
|01:06 am - Sunflower|
Crown Hill, Seattle
I actually like the kind of light you get from an even overcast. There are no shadows, and the colors are very deep. I've heard it disparagingly called oyster light (alas, I couldn't find a better link) and I know few people like it.
Also, this coincides with a meme (via coyotegoth):
1. Stop talking about politics for just a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.
And just as I like oyster light, I also think 640 px wide is a reasonable size. Hah!
Once I'm out there taking pics, I like that kind of light. It's just so much less likely to tempt me outside in the first place. We've been stuck with murk for the last few days - soooo gloomy - and I never managed to summon up the enthusiasm for a photo yesterday.
That is a lovely photo. I have a particular fondness for pictures of decay - buildings, plants, machinery. Decay seems more subtly beautiful than shiny newness.
Yeah, I like decay and rust as well. For a while recently, if I rode past an iron yard or car yard, I'd think, oh! Picture possibilities. And then I'd wonder if it was something I do want to take a picture of or did want to take a picture of, if you get the distinction.
Your distinction makes sense. It's like being in a bookshop and wondering why you're still collecting books by author X.
Cool picture. The blurry petals at the bottom look like oil paint.
|Date:||November 4th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)|| |
At work, we call even overcast "God's Softbox", because for portraits it is *incredibly* flattering light. Yes you have to work your composition to get some color punch and contrast in the scene, but it does such nice things to skin....
God's Softbox. I like that. I also thought about softboxes yesterday.