Sidewalk Colors

I have long thought it highly ironic that the only time we usually get to see the sun here in Seattle is when it’s setting. Today, however, I was able to appreciate that irony more than most days, since the sudden rays of sunshine piercing the trees illuminated millions of raindrops sparkling on fallen leaves. Winter might be coming, but there’s still time to enjoy autumnal colors. Sidewalk colors

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4 thoughts on “Sidewalk Colors

  1. You’ll get tired of me saying this, simply awesome! This can only be captured by an Artist’s eyes and you have it friend. Whenever I see something like this, I’d say to myself: why didn’t I notice that?? guess my artistry doesn’t extend that far lol…

    1. Thank you so much! I’m afraid I shall never tire of hearing good things about my photography… ! The thing I noticed (after the fact on a conscious level) is that the pavement had the same pattern (a kind of ‘arrow’ effect) up in the right corner as the leaf’s natural pattern. Now, it has to be said, I took six or more shots before I saw anything like the pattern, and I’m pretty sure I only ‘saw’ it subconsciously. But then analysis is how I learn to train my eye in the future. But thank you once again for looking in, and liking what you see. 🙂

      1. You’re so welcome. I admire photography that may seem ordinary to untrained/ no flare for art eyes but when noticed and given due respect, they come alive!

      2. I know what you mean. There’s something about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary that appeals to me. I just recently read something by professional photographers, who said that if you think your photography isn’t interesting enough, stand in front of more compelling subjects. For them, of course, they mean, go to India, go to Somalia, go to wherever, and photograph people, or photograph what are typically considered extraordinary things we don’t see every day. But in fact, and not to sound snide about it, most people don’t “see” every day; they don’t look carefully at what’s around them, let alone a herd of elephants stampeding down their street or something, brought to you by the photojournalist with a ticket to the hinterlands of Africa. I’m not going to be going to those places any time soon, nor am I likely to be able to stand long enough in the outback to get the beauty shots I want to get, so instead, I look around, and see what’s there. It’s not always very grand, but there’s a lot of beauty in the world.

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