According to the weather reports New Orleans is going to have a wet, rainy, dreary Christmas. And, it’s not like a winter storm. Humidity is way up. So is the temperature. It broke a record yesterday. In fact, the temperature on Christmas Day should be a brisk 80 degrees. Another record. Luckily…
Oh, never mind. A lot of places are predicted to have record highs on Christmas Day. And, I’m not just talking about the South. The Mid-West and East are also going to be warm, or warmish.
Let’s talk about this picture. I made it in Mid City, at about the time I was commuting back and forth to prepare and hang my gallery show. I held on to it, not exactly knowing what to do with it.
Below is the original picture. There was a little sunlight peaking through the storm clouds. That caused some really strange reflections into the sky itself. The clouds trapped the light. That happens often on a cloudy night. Daylight is another thing entirely. It almost looks too weird to me. So, I messed with it. The sky still has strange light, but it works with the heavy photo manipulation. I don’t think it works so well in the lower picture which is original.
Those little vertical streaks in the picture? They are raindrops with a touch of backlighted sunlight helping them to sparkle.
I dunno. You tell me.