It was almost sunset in the desert, but the sun was still fiery hot. This was taken after dinner outside the house where we stayed in Oro Valley, Arizona for my birthday.
A view of the tree across the street through the snowstorm
A peaceful scene at Watson Lake . . .
Notice the water lines on the tree!
Leaves are falling; though the sun is shining, winter is on its way.
Another autumn downtown tree
Each day is a new day. Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Another early morning shot in Albuquerque
One of the assignments that we’ve been given in our photo class is to create an image with “tension.” An example that our instructor has used constantly over the years is that when we have an element in the photo that leads us OUT of the photo. it creates tension. And this is not a good thing. Another example would be when two elements meet in the photo in a perhaps uncomfortable way (think of “merges”, where a tree seems to grow out of the top of someone’s head). He has himself created a series of photos that deliberately have tension (called “In Tension”, which is a play on words), which include several different kinds of tension that somehow works. I must confess to being confused by the concept.
Tension was on my mind in Albuquerque, so I deliberately set out to create some photos which have tension, but yet somehow “work” for me. This was probably the easiest to do- all those branches perhaps leading out of and into the photo.
As we walked around Courthouse Square a week ago, the branches over our heads formed an arch so the autumn leaves could greet each other.
Another image from that snowy day at Watson Lake
The light shining through the pine needles was what caused me to snap this photo; it looks like fall, but was just golden light.
We haven’t had snow yet this winter- or rain either. Just putting this little winter wish out there for a day or two of snow this winter . . .
More apple blossoms!
Last week we had a huge windstorm and snow the next day. And now we are back to Spring weather, and our apple trees are in bloom!