out and about

Shades of Gold- and white and blue

Saturday morning’s wintry mix (did the Weather Channel invent that term???) gave way to overcast skies, which finally dumped a layer of snow Saturday evening. Of course I took a few photos on the way to the grocery store on Sunday morning!

Willow Lake


Women’s Rights= Human Rights

Scenes from the Women’s March in Prescott yesterday


Snow at Watson Lake

No, we haven’t had more snow (although it is predicted on Saturday), but here is another view from the same vantage point as my last post, just turning my camera to the left a bit.


Pretty White Stuff

We had snow Tuesday night which gave us maybe an inch yesterday morning. I was out with my camera as soon as I got up, because I knew it wouldn’t last- and it didn’t. Here’s a view of the path leading from Watson Lake to Watson Woods, a pretty scene.

 


Floating

A peaceful scene at Lynx Lake yesterday. . .


Meanwhile, back at the mine. . .

Another shot from Vulture Mine


Freeway Birds

Hanging out under the freeway overpass in Yuma. . .


Shave and a Haircut. . .

Two bits!!!

A closeup view of the Castle Dome barbershop pole. . .

 


Bits of Autumn

from Watson Woods


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We get no trick or treaters at our house- maybe if we had a gate decorated like this we would!


Skeleton Transportation

Here’s a closer view of part of the display at my favorite Halloween house- the skeleton in a buggy!


Fall Color in Black and White

I went out with Lonnie for a walk in Watson Woods in order to take photos for an assignment for my photo group. The fall colors were beautiful- just what I was looking for in my image. I’ve been limiting my computer (and iPhone) time due to symptoms in my arm, elbow, and shoulder from overuse, so I decided to limit my editing time to 10-20 minute blocks, rather than my usual several hours to several days per image (that combined with genealogy is what caused this problem in the first place). I did a lot in Lightroom, including using my Camera Vivid preset (thank you, Carol!), so that it was already quite saturated when I went to Photoshop. The edits I did after that seemed to increase the saturation even more, so then I applied an inverted image layer at low opacity (thanks to what I’ve learned in my photo group and to Blake Rudis, who developed this color correction process) to take out some of the yellows and oranges. When I brought it brought it back into Lightroom, I wondered what it would look like in black and white- and I found I liked that version even better! I think I must have been inspired by my friend, Carol again, who also turned a fall color photo to black and white. Rule breakers!

I took the photo to begin with because the girl reminded me of Caitlin, my daughter. And now in black and white it seems to have  a spooky feeling- which makes me think of Stranger Things, which we have been binge-watching on Netflix. Scary!


It’s that time of year. . .

We did our annual photo pilgrimage to Mount Vernon St. here in Prescott. I always love how this particular house is decorated- and this year’s decorations did not disappoint!


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Happy Fourth!


Happy 3rd of July!

Bystanders at Prescott’s Hose Cart races yesterday:

I love living in this small town1