When it comes to color, I’m kind of a split personality. I love bright, intense colors–even neons–and I love soft pastels. I used to do a lot of black-and-white, but got away from it when I bought a digital camera. The only formal training I’ve had was a beginner’s darkroom class and I loved every second. Seeing your image appear in the basin filled with chemicals is so exciting. I could have spent hours in the darkroom, and I did. One day I’ll go back.
So, as promised, some pastel shots from Southern Cal….
I shot this hibiscus on my son’s patio as the sun was going down. This peachy shade is probably my favorite hibiscus color.
There are quite a few old Crafstman bungalows in Southern California and I love the way they photograph. The peeling paint on the pink door made me stop the car for this shot. I deliberately overexposed for a soft, dreamy look.
Another hibiscus at sunset. When I lived in California, hibiscus plants were being decimated by whiteflies. I’m happy to see they’re making a comeback.
Hope your week is going well….