Snowflakes fall between downtown buildings in Milwaukee. I forced the flash to pick out individual flakes.
As I walked home, the biggest, fattest robin I’ve ever seen ran at an alarming pace towards me. He looked at me, chirped a bit, and waited patiently while I fished out my phone and took a picture. Then he hoofed it ( if that can be done on those spindly wee legs) under some bushes.
I think I made a friend! Or at least found a model.
You can probably guess that I didn’t take this photo today. But I thought we could all do with a splash of summer about now! This butterfly is collecting nectar (and inadvertently, pollen) from a thistle. I got in close to really show the beauty of both. The flower, as you may know, is the national flower of Scotland-land of my birth. This butterfly has been through the wars (look at his ragged wing) but keeps on going. Perhaps he is Scottish too!
This is an older photo, but created today through cropping and tweaking the lighting. This is a shot of a whole streetful of lights, using the old 3D–2D ‘squish’ effect as I like ti call it to jumble the shapes all together and make the lamps look light they are dancing together.
It was a windy day in the neighbourhood! Loads of things were flung around, and this garbage can was a hapless victim.
As you may know already, I love reflections! Here is Milwaukee’s Cathedral reflected in a window. I took the photo at an angle to create the ‘runway’ in the sky – lights behind the window. I spent a few moments trying to work out whether the window edge on the upper right lends a welcome clue to the fact this is a window reflection, or is just distracting clutter. What do you think? Please feel free to comment.