It was grey and bleak when I went for an early walk this morning. Not wet, not even drizzly, but not dry, either. I’d expected to find mist or fog, but there was nothing worth mentioning. Despite the fact that it was the right time, the sun didn’t seem to rise; the sky just gradually shifted from gunmetal grey to stone to ash.
Unsurprisingly, the photos I took were also mostly grey and unremarkable.
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As so often is the case, when I started to think about what to write about in today’s blog post, I came up a complete blank. My mind was about as empty of ideas as the milk bottles on the doorstep in the top picture are of milk.
And now I have that image there, I shall pause on the threshold to contemplate the joys of the English language, which allows us to differentiate so clearly between a milk bottle and a bottle of milk. The distinction could be made, of course, by using prepositions – “a bottle for” rather than “a bottle of” – but I think the way we do it is better.
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Although there were a surprising number of people out in the park around sunrise this morning, I managed to avoid them appearing in all the photos I took except one.
And although I usually prefer pictures without any people in, now I’ve looked closer at this one, I reckon that the figure actually adds something to the composition.
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In the previous blog post, I talked about colour and about the nice bright colours of the photographs I take on my phone. Today, the photos aren’t quite so bright, which is hardly surprising as they were taken after dark with no flash.
I’ve tweaked them a little to make them clearer, though they still retain some of the rather strange brown tinge of the originals.
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Do you remember when films shown at the cinema were proudly brought to us in Glorious Technicolor?
What about when Simon and Garfunkel sang to us about Kodachrome:
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day.
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