I went out for my daily walk, camera in hand, and things are starting to look like spring out there. Browns are slowing turning into greens. Little buds are starting to emerge on the trees.
Spring is finally happening. Warmer weather is on its way! Woohoo! But its only just starting so photographically speaking there is still a bit of wait on some of the colours and the critters that should start coming out over the next couple of weeks and into summer.
One little critter who is out and about today is this neighbourhood cat. There’s a lady that likes to take her cat for walks around here and I saw her sitting on the stone bench as the cat explored the trees nearby. I love seeing them out – they make quite the cute pair.
Today looks more like late autumn rather than February. With no snow its hard to photograph so much brown so I know I have to get creative. Going out for my walk around the neighbourhood I decided to take the 50mm lens with me. This forces me to think more about the photos I’m taking and how I want to capture a particular image. It also means I have to use my feet to zoom in or out to get what I want in frame.
For the above image the original version straight out of the camera reminded me of old photos so I decided to take it a little further when editing by washing out the blacks but also adding in some vibrance into the ground leaves for a more reddish look. Everything else was kept to a more muted tone to give it that old photograph feel.
The Neighbourhood Cat
I noticed this cat by chance when I was looking through the fence with my camera. He brought a nice point of interest to the shot and I kept the edges of the chain link fence and the vine to create a frame around him.
My regular neighbourhood walk ended up being a fun experiment and then I took it somewhere else while processing these. I will have to try to do this more often to stretch my creative skills.
Sometimes when I’m working my cat likes to come in and ask for attention. Apparently that can eventually piss a cat off, especially if I’m taking photos of him. It’s not the type of attention he’s looking for.