POTD: Five O'Clock Shadow #2

Five O’Clock Shadow Bozeman, Montana 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Among any number of other things I’m lucky to have (e.g. a revitalized heart, clearer vision, and the Fashion Queen), I’m also thankful for all my loyal POTD readers who give me great motivation to keep working at my photography every day. I took this photo last night during what so far this year is a rare winter snowfall. (It’s kind of odd to just have a skiff of snow on the ground this late in November around here.) It isn’t a part of a series of images like the ones with numbered titles usually are. It’s just that I realized that I had used this title before in this post from 2011. Except in the case of a planned series, I try and think of unique names for each post. But after 8+ years of POTDs it may be I’m running out of original thoughts.  ]]>

6 thoughts on “POTD: Five O'Clock Shadow #2”

  1. Thankful that you give us a beautiful photo to look forward to every day – and that you and Connie are doing well. Can imagine it gets more & more difficult to come up with new titles. Sunny and 80 degrees here today – hard to imagine snow.

  2. Larry,
    I have enjoyed seeing your images each day. We artists have a need to create and share those creations with a larger audience. This is a nice vehicle for that to happen. Great work. I once heard a writer say,”the medium artists work in is the imagination of their audience.” A little food for thought. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I like the way you lined up that distant post? tree? in the upper left with the fountain? birdbath? and its shadow on the diagonal. I’m always a sucker for old statuary like the kind found in old cemetaries. Nice! 🙂

    1. Thanks everyone. Like the quote Bryar, although I’d think the medium is the artist’s own imagination, the viewer’s imagination is the audience. (I’m probably just being too literal.) Kathy, interesting comment you made about the tree trunk in the upper left background. I had tried to frame the photo without that in it but couldn’t so then figured maybe I’d just take it out in Photoshop. But to my surprise, when I viewed it on the big screen (i.e. computer) it seemed to balance the composition quite nicely. I did take it out just to see and sure enough it didn’t look right. Sometimes the extraneous elements in a scene are anything but.

  4. Thank you Larry for your Potds. I enjoy them and am inspired. You’ve had your share of drs. this year but thank goodness for your good health results. Keep those images coming – see you on the road in 2013!

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