This mockingbird picture was made through a window, one of those low-e panes of glass that has a soft tint to it. Saul Leiter (examples here) was a fan of shooting through glass and have always liked the effect, though I can understand other opinions. You have to play with the contrast a bit to pull it off, this one also is blended about 30% with a black and white version that desaturated it some and maintained a lifelike coloring somewhat.
If reincarnation actually happens, as I doubt it does, I once thought I\’d like to come back as a Mockingbird. Up early and singing away. Ruler of the neighborhood and all that. But I don’t think I’d like to be that aggravated all the time, these birds always seem to be upset.
Lots of flood warnings today, I might take an excursion for photos.
Sometimes it is fun to spend economically.
Of course, economic spending is not intended
to save money, but is a practice of ethics.
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