POTD: The Red Shutter

The Red Shutter
Dubois, Wyoming
2021

Given yesterday’s focus on the color red, I thought this photo would be a good followup. The dominant feature of this image is of course the bright, bright red color of the window shutter, but I need to also acknowledge the dominance of red’s complementary color green for it’s supporting roll in ensuring the shutter color really stands out.

POTD: The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things
Bozeman, Montana
2022

This is another rather random assortment of objects that resided on our kitchen counter (for too long the Fashion Queen might say) before I got around to taking them to my studio. My main interest in these objects for this photograph were the two dried flower blossoms. I was intrigued by their shape, form, texture and color altogether though the title of the image suggests it might be just the one thing. Something regarding their color might actually have been a better choice on which to base the title as it is of particular note given they are dried blossoms from a yellow primrose plant. When in full bloom, the blossoms are a lovely shade of yellow (not a surprising fact given the name), but for whatever reason when they start to wilt and die, they immediately start turning this striking red color.

POTD: Early Birds

Early Birds
Bozeman, Montana
2022

Fall color season is nicely underway here now, but I picked these three leaves up out of the yard several weeks ago while I was talking to our neighbor. I thought it was odd to see three brightly colored leaves very near each other when everything on the trees around us was still green. I thought it was strange to find these leaves then and the neighbor probably thought it was strange I was picking up a few leaves lying in the grass, but to his credit he didn’t say anything about it, probably because it didn’t rank particularly high on the list of strange things he’s seen me do before in the pursuit of good photographs. The leaves were not nearly so curled up when I found them but they sat on the kitchen counter for quite some time before I got around to photographing them.

POTD: Pushing to the Top

Pushing to the Top
Bridger Mountains, Montana
2022

Walking along the ridge line towards Saddle Peak in the Bridgers earlier this summer, I was afforded this kind of view one moment but “lost” in a dense fog the next.  This is because I was moving along the ridge but also because the clouds were randomly pushing up and over the ridge in various places as I walking. If the trail weren’t right along the ridge line and if I hadn’t hiked it a number of times before, I would have been a bit concerned about being truly lost in the fog.

POTD: Ulterior Motives

Ulterior Motives
American Prairie, Montana
2022

When I first started taking the photographs of the gate latch shown in the POTDs from the last two days, these cows were all way in the background of the area shown this picture. But, as I was shooting, I noticed they were almost all very purposely trotting directly towards me. It felt weird to be the center of attention of a bunch of cattle, but I soon realized they weren’t really interested in me at all. Instead it was the gate, more specifically that I might open the gate for them to go through. I did in fact open the gate and move my bicycle through it. As soon as I closed it again the cows quickly lost all interest in my doings.

POTD: Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In
American Prairie, Montana
2022

A wider view of the gate latch in yesterday’s POTD, including a shot of my mode of transportation around the area.

POTD: Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink
American Prairie, Montana
2022

The curved wall of a water tank casts a crescent shadow across the dried out mud inside.