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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Doe In Autumn

Photographed this afternoon, on our street.

I played a little with this in Picasa, heightening the color saturation and sharpening it (I'm not even sure what the latter function does, but I liked the result).

She is one of a group of three, out for a meander.

4 comments:

  1. Kristen, when you miss them too much, it's a safe bet you can find some here.

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  2. Hi Jean,

    Sorry I haven't been around much. No where much at all, but for most of the time writing with other folks, and some different genres, too. Real world stuff!

    Wait a minute, I do write from real experience mostly...

    Oh, well, anyway, I stopped to comment on this photo - it reminds me of a painting!
    As for the colors, I mess about with most every picture I post, at least a little.
    I usually don't go too far with saturation, because I think the practice could be overdone and boorish if overdone. I do push the contrast on most photos though - either I'm going blind or the lens is dirty, etc. (cheap camera?)It does tend to darken things a bit, and a lot of my subjects are dark to begin with, for that matter.

    I like the leaves and foliage here, though. Impressionistic. And the deer, so generous a pose. Romantic. See that bark? Less definition with the contrast heightened, but that's OK, since it doesn't distract from the subject.

    I went and looked at your paintings again. Readin' Banjo et. al., talkin' 'bout erotic this, and colors that, which I don't know from nuthin', but I just see devotion to craft and the art of muscle memory and hand, which I very well understand. Admirable.

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  3. Thank you, bandit. This photo and my Woman In Autumn painting go together in my mind.

    I'm interested to learn that you've been doing other writing. Though I also think that the haiku are about real world stuff. (By the way, I read--no genre limitation.)

    I expect that, just liking drawing, the more you do, the better you get. With painting, the expression is "miles on the brush."

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