This idea has been twirling around my head for a while now; reflecting on my short existence and the existence humans in general. This eternal struggle has caught me in the crossfire. When is enough, enough? I’ve thought about this on a variety of levels; what do I want with my life, how should I strive for it, and when should I be satisfied. Continue reading
Another late post this week because I forgot to upload this picture yesterday. This is from my walk on Wednesday, and I was going to use this as the post yesterday. I believe it is important to let everyone know, without allergies, pollen season is upon us. The trees are beginning to bloom and with that the invasion of the misty air is here. Cars are covered while they sit outside with the yellow/green dust, the water is filmed by the fallen residue, and innocent bystanders are riddled with red noses and itchy eyes. Thankfully, I can’t tell it’s the time of the year until my car is messy. I don’t have those types of allergies, so I consider myself lucky. To all that do, I am sorry, but Mother Nature can be an evil witch sometimes.
I wanted to bring this picture up today because I thought it was a different view to pollen than I normally see. In this area the water is settled and is not affected by the rough waters of the two joining rivers. As a result the pollen is slowly morphed into this spreading mess you see before you. I know a lot of people use water a symbol for mirrors, and seeing our world as the “other side,” so this has a second message as well. You can see the bridge above and the railing guarding people from falling down into the deadly pollen below. The thing is that reflection has been overrun by this pollen. Given time, you would not be able to see the reflection at all. In essence, the pollen is attacking not only our world, but our world reflected. Crazy, I know.
As for the technical aspects, I dropped down the saturation levels on everything but green. I think it really makes the important pieces pop, but the background still feels strong because it is one solid tone. I also like how this looks like oil on the top of water, just instead of a dark rainbow effect it is a constant mess of green. Tomorrow is another day for another walk so I hope to find some more interesting pictures. I am still working up the muster to start snapping shots of people. Maybe tomorrow will be the day.