Stopping by Woods on a Rainy Evening
Driving back home just before dusk on a blustery, torrential April day, which felt more like early March or late November, I peered through the raindrops and windshield wiper blades to see a sure sign of spring: bright green on the forest floor! From how it covered the ground, I guessed it would grow up to be skunk cabbage, but at that moment, it felt like hope.
Yes, the unfolding of spring is magical and full of hope for me, as it is for many people. Each new green thing that awakens and pushes up through the ground delights me, and I love when green becomes the dominant color as springtime moves toward early summer.
So I made a U-turn, found somewhere to park, zipped up my quasi-waterproof jacket, and braved the downpour to take a few shots of the rainy wetland woods…
This shot was not perfectly focused, probably because of all the raindrops on my iPhone as I frantically tapped and swiped the screen to take a few shots. So I blew it out with “posterized” monochrome edits that masked the lack of focus!
Thought I’d have a little fun with this one shot — starting with an “unearthly” colors edit, I double-baked and then TRIPLE-baked the image in different edits, just for fun!
Camera: iPhone 11pro
Editing: Hipstamatic app
Photographer: Russ Murray aka “remages”
Location: Woodland Park, West Ave., Darien, CT
See you tomorrow…
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