A little faded.

Most of the leaves have fallen.

In Southeast Louisiana we are getting ready to head into winter. Well, as much winter as we get. True, the weather can get cold. But, it nothing like our friends get in the north. And when the temperatures do take a real dip, it’s only for a few days.

We need those couple of frozen days. The dogs need them too. A couple of days of sub-32 degree weather kills a lot of insect eggs. Fleas. Mosquitoes. Like that. As it is, our dogs get shots to keep fleas at bay. That’s life in the swamp.


The picture. Lately, I’ve been using my iPhone a lot. It’s not because I think it replaces larger “real” cameras as many casual users do. It’s because it’s what I carry when I walk the dogs. These days, I’m mostly just making pictures around my neighborhood for Storyteller. With a little careful interpolation (uprezing) I can make prints up to around 16×20 inches. But, most of this work is intended for online media.

I also use Snapseed and Stackables which are apps that I downloaded to my phone. Between both of them, I can pretty much explore my evolving artistic vision. When I want to do a lot more, I make pictures with a mirrorless camera and use a variety of post production tools. I can see a huge difference between the two approaches. That’s just me. Once images are posted here, they all sort of look the same because of WordPress’ and other social media data compression.


6 Replies to “My Fall… a Version”

  1. I toured Florida many years ago and boy was it humid. Hot and wet in the North and dry heat further South, till we got some respite before the Keys. I remember the Spanish moss hanging on all the trees – a consequence of the climate. Tampa was like an oven. Mind you here in the middle of France it does get hot – we were up in the hundreds for one week – I got sun stroke. Now its a nice cool minus five and getting colder daily. We have no mosquitoes, only flies – annoying as hell – luckily not to us – just to the cows.

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    1. You get used to it after a few years. Like ten years. 🙂 Anywhere in the south is hot in the summer. In New Orleans, a lot of restaurants and hotels either offer deep discounts or close for the month since tourists don’t like to be wandering around in the heavy humidity and heat. I still walk the dogs, but usually early in the morning or early evening. But, are walks aren’t as long and I come back drenched even if it isn’t raining.

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