I've always wanted to do a Wednesday Walk post, and decided that instead of waiting until I could afford an expensive-super-deluxe DSLR camera, I'd use what I had on me. The would be my fat-battery moto g power phone. In decent light there was a chance to get good photos and the rest as they say, could be tweaked in post. So I set off!
Now we've been lucky here in the northeast to have been spared the skin-melting temperatures they're getting in the south and southwest. I don't know how they're surviving in Texas, for example. It's just after midnight as I'm typing this and we're at 70 degrees, with a high today expected to be around 88.
I don't have dozens of shots, as this was my first time experimenting using Gimp for photo editing. Each of these took awhile as I tweaked the settings in order to improve the pics. I'm sure as I gain more experience with the software, the process will become much more natural for me.
When I took this walk down towards the river, it was warm and quite bearable and I barely broke out in a sweat by the time I got there. With a lower-end device, I was looking for some splashes of color, when I spied these bountiful large flowerpots brimming with blooms.
Bursts of color assaulted my eyes, in the form of preening flowers competing for attention. Whipping out my phone, I proceeded to capture them in all of their majesty while the sun beamed overhead.
The following two combine walls and lines of demarcation in a beautiful way on a beautiful way. In the first shot, red and green compete with each other while each keeping to their side of an invisible boundary. While 'The Wall' with its stark tones and texture, seems to morph from its namesake, into a painting on a virtual "wall" itself.
And of course we see mirrored in the glass eyes of a tall building: 'The Woman.' I was startled as this one actually snuck up on me. You can clearly see the silhouette of a young woman, her long curls swirling below her neck, as she looks hopefully to her future.
All in all, this was a positive end to a beautiful day, and that my friends was my first #WednesdayWalk. Where will your next walk take you?