While out for errands this morning a car pulled into the parking spot in front of me. Almost immediately, the reflections on the windshield and hood of the newcomer caught my interest……..I know it’s pretty lame but what else is there to do while waiting in a five acre parking lot? Make a photograph or two to pass the time.
If nothing else, it helped to take my mind off the sunny, humid and warm day. One can almost pretend the reflections are on cool water.
Sometimes I just want to see what something looks like as a photograph, usually as a matter of curiosity. Some of them go into the “what was I thinking?” category. Others speak to me on some level.
This photo was made last Sunday, a rather hot day by most accounts. When I first stepped into the shade of this tree I just stopped and looked up. Noting the play of light and shadow in the leaves I pulled out the trusty phone and took several photos trying to capture how things looked and hopefully the way it felt.
The following photo was made this morning, again in the spirit of curiosity. Some rain last night had brought the lichen and moss back to life after the dry hot weather of recent weeks. The change was quite dramatic.
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This photo from the Dashcam Chronicles is for anyone sweltering in the fetid swamp climate they call summer and wishing for some better weather.
I see it has been 5 days since my last post, all I can say is too much needs to be done and it can be tough to keep up.
Black-eyed Susan from Saturday morning. I like the bright petals contrasted with the dark center and the profuse blooming habit in ideal conditions. I chose this cluster growing in the shade, mostly because it was brutally hot in the sun all weekend. Temperature was closing in on 90° by 10:00AM. To me these flowers represent early summer like no other.
I also photographed these flowers with a Canon AE-1 that was marked As-is for $10 at a local thrift shop. It is in excellent condition and came with a partially used roll of film, good battery and seems to be fully functional in spite of being over 30 years old. Looking forward to the results with this one.