Welcome to the world of orange again. This week, the world around here looked orange without much help from me…for tragic reasons. It is still early Spring in Australia and we are having devastating bushfires all over the state. We are experiencing hot summer temperatures unheard of at this time of year.
The closest fires are in the Blue Mountains, where many of us have friends. Sadly, houses have been lost… only one life so far, human that is,… but one too many. Can you believe that there are people who still think that global warming is not caused by human activity and therefore that nothing should be done about it!?!
As I write the sun has an eerie yellow appearance. Clouds of smoke drift across the sky..again. The photographs I am showing you I took on Thursday. It was such an unusual sight that people were calling each other to look at the sun….my sister rang…”Tell Matty!” (my grandson”. When I rang my son both he and Matty were already looking at it and telling me to look. And friends were sending pics on their phones. Friends on Facebook were reassuring each other that they were ok and prepared. That is the worrying part…
I hope it rains…NOW…but very hot, mid summer temperatures are forcast for the next few days.
I made two collages of shots I took..and I did take took many! The only editing of the actual images was to resize and sharpen. Even so, the colour of the sun isn’t quite as vivid as it really was that day…it appears lighter and less orange/red in my original shots.
I then played with the collages…just a little. Using Photoshop I Equalized, used Selective Colour to make them more orange and then used Photoshop Photo Filters, orange and magenta. Finally I increased the vibrance.
There was one particular shot I liked best..looking through my sunroom window. I might add that this beautiful view and the light and pleasure it has given us for 28 years may soon be gone. Our neighbour, who has told us several times that he “has always envied our view” wants it for himself and his partner. ! If we are lucky we will get a glimpse of the water and sky from a tiny part of the kitchen… We may end up having a big wall as our view if the Council accepts their plans. Perhaps I should paint a mural on it ?
I have just realised that some of my images today are similar others I have done in the past…and not just because they are orange. I suppose it must be that I am obsessed with my sunroom and view at the moment! I you don’t find it a bit boring this week.
So now it is time for you to show me what you have done!
Thank you again to everyone who visits as well as those who contribute their art to MoM:) And a special thank you for your comments.
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I couldn’t resist this little addition 🙂