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November 4th, 2008


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01:06 am - Sunflower


Crown Hill, Seattle
November, 2008

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!

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From:lamentables
Date:November 4th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:November 4th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:lamentables
Date:November 6th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
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Your distinction makes sense. It's like being in a bookshop and wondering why you're still collecting books by author X.
From:randy_byers
Date:November 4th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Cool picture. The blurry petals at the bottom look like oil paint.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:November 4th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, as ever!
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From:jeliza
Date:November 4th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
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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....
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:November 4th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
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God's Softbox. I like that. I also thought about softboxes yesterday.

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