Spots of Color

My roommate and I went to explore the snowy mountains the other. And he kindly put up with me carrying my camera everywhere. We drove up a scenic highway to where it was closed for the year. The rest of the day was spent going though snow filled camp grounds waiting for springs warm embrace.

Orange fungus clinging to a frozen tree.
Orange fungus clinging to a frozen tree.

From wandering through a desaturated world, I quickly became obsessed with finding all of the remaining bits of color that I could.

The river still carried it's emerald green.
The river still carried it’s emerald green.

These photos are just in the order that I took them through the day.

Though drab from far way, once you closed the gap to the pine trees they were evergreen
Though drab from far way, once you closed the gap to the pine trees they were evergreen

I did take a few very cool cinemagraphs too. I haven’t had the time to put those together. I’ll probably do one a day for the next four days so that I have time to work on other projects as well.

This lichen patch caught my eye right before we left.
This lichen patch caught my eye right before we left.

Everything else I took was for cinemagraphs, so look for those over then next few days!

 

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Vaguely Analogous

Here are a few more macroesque shots of dead things resisting falling over in the daily rain. In other news, I just decided I want to do macro shots of cheese solely for the purpose of being able to call it “Macro-ni and cheese.”
And on that note, onto the pictures.

I love the spider web that makes bridges from cluster to cluster
I love the spider web that makes bridges from cluster to cluster
One of the few last spots of bright color. The stem was naturally that purple as well.
One of the few last spots of bright color. The stem was naturally that purple as well.
Though they don't look appetizing, the dead black berries make complex and alien terrain if you look close enough.
Though they don’t look appetizing, the dead black berries make complex, burned, and alien terrain if you look close enough.

 

 

Indecisive focus – Cinemagraph

Another one from the other day at the abandoned farm. I’ve been too busy working to edit any other photos yet. Soon though!

Wheat-CinegraphI love how odd and slightly unsettling these things are. Plus they’re very fun and fairly quick to make!

Flashing Construction on Highway 99

One of these days I’m going to actually come up with a really cool application for these. And get better at making them.

Then they’ll be all magic like the pictures in Harry Potter.

This will have to do for now though. A fun process for sure.
And a final context photo