This started out as a speed paint, and then I messed around with it for hours and nothing improved. So I went back to the old file, which is this. I need to learn to just drop a thing when it’s not working. It was more or less fine at a few hours, and then I expended a bunch of time for nothing. I guess it’s not really wasted time, because I learned some things, but, uhg. Time to move on. I like the water, at least.
There really is nothing quite like watching you unite a group of people –who don’t particularly like each other– in common cause against you.
…I wonder if you know how fascinating I find you to be.
(Of course he does; that’s why he’s doing it.)
Saw a Cedar Waxwing for the first time in Toronto on Canada Day. Learned also that female Cardinals look a bit like Cedar Waxwings. Heard a Cardinal calling today and it took awhile to spot him, but I did get a photo of him, hidden way up in the trees. Found the Red-Tailed Hawk again today, too, way up on an apartment building. And of course, sparrow nest. With chick.
Starting fights and losing them.
Colour variant that I like second best:
Who doesn’t know anything about colour theory?!
It’s me. I’m the one. I don’t know colour theory.
But colours! How do they work?
Steps/iterations one through seven that you can view by slideshow (click on one):
Couldn’t find the hawk this time. Here’s the sun behind some clouds.
I have a polarized lens on that I keep forgetting to use properly. Next time I go out, I think I’ll try without that lens and see if I can get better resolution. The only fairly sharp one is this first one where the hawk is about to fly between me and the sun.
Red-tailed hawk takes off from antenna:
Red-tailed hawk flying in profile:
Suspicious Sparrow Dad #1
Suspicious Sparrow Dad #2
Suspicious Sparrow Dads #1 and #2 haven’t seen each other yet:
Territory defended. Time for preening:
The sky colour varies so widely because of the polarized lens, which, if I was using it properly, I would adjust after focusing. But mostly I forgot I had it on.