Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Concrete under a setting sun
Beyond the foliage (see previous entry), I noticed that the quality of the light is also different in a southern region. Every time I looked closely at an otherwise routine feature, I was amazed at how saturated the colors seemed to be. Maybe I was simply delusional from the salty air, but things like color and texture seemed to saturate differently in the light.
This image presented itself quite literally at my feet. We were heading home from the pool just before dinner. The late afternoon sun was casting a warm yellow tint on any white surface. The pool deck, however, remained a cool blue. The shadows seemed to stand out in stark relief much more than they had earlier in the day. So I pointed down and snapped away.
I'll bet the folks who originally built the pool never thought anyone would be capturing it in quite this manner.
Your turn: The first three words that come to your mind as you view this image are...