Sunday, March 31, 2019
So, I'm a watercolor painter (among many other things), and I'm pretty fussy about my colors. I've got some construction coming up in my house, and so I've been on a color-collecting bender. Conveniently, there is an app for that (of course), and I've resumed using it to photograph colors that please me, or even photograph other photos with a charming color, and sample the areas that could do something for me.
While I've found that the colors on my screen differ from the paint chip samples in the store, that is reasonable: screen colors are internally lit, paint chips are reflective - there SHOULD be a difference, even with a color-calibrated monitor. Also, lighting matters - a color that looks great in natural light may be less satisfying in artificial light, and so it is worth taking samples home to test it out. Even colors that I like IN REAL LIFE sometimes are annoying in a small room (as I learned while testing colors in my bathroom - a pale green that looked good in a large space made my bathroom feel like an ice-cream-colored closet.
I've got some nice colors going!
There is always the sequence: first the purple-leaf plum trees bloom, then the green-leafed ones, and then the single blossom cherries follow weeks later.
(The double-blossom cherries will keep us waiting much longer.)
In this City of Microclimates, not all of the cherries in my neighborhood will bloom at the same time, but it is nice to see these ramping up. :)
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Bay Bridge has GREAT views, but my timing was consistently off while traveling across it on Saturday. So, every photo from the lower deck has structural members in it. :-\ I know I'm silly for even trying, but going across in a high up bus provides much better views than from a car, so I got excited.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Now that LEDs can be programmed to shift color, we want to use those lights everywhere! This is a nice effect, though. I stood still for a few moments to watch it cycle through its range.
The original Moscone center had a much lower profile, and was primarily below ground, with a park and windows to allow light in above. I haven't yet adjusted to the size of the convention center's new massing.