I was working on this post when my phone, sitting on the windowsill, made a huge rattle. Whee, tornado warning! Not what I had expected, given that the weather service had said my area was in one of the green/outlying bands for today. I threw stuff in my go-bag and took off for the bath house, the strongest structure in the campground, bar none. An hour later, the tornado warning was called off, and all five of us in the bath house (six if you count the cat in the carrier, who could not have cared less what was going on outside) trooped back to our campsites. Just another day in the South in Springtime…
Before all that afternoon excitement, I took a walk around the closed loops to see what they were like. Much nicer, actually, than the open loop, because they’re farther away from the two-lane highway that abuts the campground and lake we’re on. I walked down by the boat launch and was captivated by the view of a sandbar with trees. The moisture in the air really softened it up and I also was using my Sol 45 lens, which ripples the edges of the image as well.
As part of the ongoing “let’s play” stuff I’m doing with my photography this year, I took one image and played with it in Adobe Lightroom to get four different moods. I’m not saying one is better than the other, they’re all good, just different.
The cover photo (look up at the top of this post) is the original view, straight out of camera (SOOC) and with just a bit of cropping to the left side. That’s view #1.
View #2 is that same image, but in black and white. I’ve got my camera set to to color RAW files and monochrome .jpg files, so it’s been fun seeing the difference between the two images the camera makes of the same scene. I edited this image a bit to make the contrast a bit better. It feels like a meditation moment to me.