28 January 2008

After a roaring, massive rain storm that knocked out the power for several hours during the night, once again I woke to a delicate dusting of snow. I've been playing with Photoshop Elements, experimenting with different effects. The photo above is of the trees and undergrowth just above the back patio, which looked like a sugar-dusted fairyland this morning. Using the drybrush effect, I can't decide if it looks like a mess or controlled chaos. Maybe both. I sort of like it.
Same drybrush effect, less chaotic detail. The birds looked cold and desolate this morning, so I tossed out some chicken scratch for them and had, within minutes, a whole flock of juncos busily eating it up. Also got shots of some snowbearded sparrows and one elegant, female brown towhee, but they didn't turn out so well.
Finally, it wouldn't be Monday without a lazy cat shot. I'll try to write something meatier tomorrow.


Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I like lazy cat shots.

Chris said...

Your drybrushed shot of snowy branches is lovely. I've set it for the wallpaper on my computer here in Boston. It reminds me that the winter beauty is there if you look for it. I sometimes forget that when surrounded by icy mounds of blackened trash+slush.

The pale peachy shapes are my favorite part. Thanks for sharing.