And Tea, Too
got out their fancy chapeau’s and gathered for the annual Mad Hatter’s
Tea. It was good to see so many neighbors participating in the
a lot of fun. Prizes were awarded for the best 3 hats. The tables were
decorated by staff members and table numbers were drawn as one entered
the dining room. I drew table number 6. Our table was hosted by social
services coordinator, Stephanie.
I saw the bowl of fruit and thought, “Still life - Fresh Fruit With Plastic Fork”.
the night before the Tea, held the promise of a colorful sunset. I knew
the ‘magic’ would only last a moment, so I brought a camera with me
when I went to Raley’s to pick up something for dinner. It was good that
I did, the sky lit up just as I was carrying groceries to the car.
Sunset from Raley’s parking lot
Tuesday, before the Treehouse Tea, I took some colorful flower pictures to play with.
I get the perfect composition with light, shadow, aperture, focal
length, and shutter speed. Those pictures, like the yellow rose,
(above), are ready to go, right from the SD card.
Other compositions, like the white rose (above), are sometimes enriched with enhancements.
What a great time to be a photographer and graphic artist.
the days when I used dark rooms with an enlarger and trays of
chemicals, I could do some effects while developing, then
draw/paint/montage the print, but I really appreciate the expanded
universe of digital photography and computer assisted enhancement.
I stopped at the Sundial Bridge to get a few late sun pictures. It was
busy, down where I usually park and take bridge pictures, so I found a spot
where I could see the bridge through the trees, vines, and brambles. It
turned out just right.
Mount Shasta looked great in the setting sun last night.
I really am very fortunate to be living here with all this wild and wonderful beauty surrounding me.
One more flower
Today’s Space Video;
ISS Startrails from Christoph Malin on