I went out as the evening was coming on. The air was clear, weather warm, and the sun was rapidly disappearing over the western trees. This little creek caught the last light of the sun.
After a year of so much black and white, the richness of the natural world is suddenly so voluptuous!
As we close the lights on the last year, the last decade, let us hope that there is light to be had in an increasingly worrisome world.
Oot and aboot along a trail, and here was this on the way home. See that starburst in the upper light? Not planned at all – just saw it when I was processing the image.
I’m of two thoughts about hibiscus flowers. No fragrance, often ants are in them, not a good cut flower. On the other hand, the bushes are so cheerful and come in so many colors and sizes, they add a lot to a garden. As a photographic subject, done right, they have a lot to offer as far as shape, texture, and shadow.
Just a chance encounter of light in the later afternoon.
Another film image from the 1930s Voigtlander Bessa Rangefinder, using Fuji Pro 400H film. There is an Impressionist painting which keeps flitting across my mind every time I look at this picture – hence the title. I think it is a picture by Renoir, of a lady in a white dress looking around a tree in dappled sunlight . . . .