Mockingbird on porch

Mockingbird on porch

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.

Shopgirl: A Novella
by Steve Martin