humor, philosophy, photography

Old Gold

Typing just [Enter] key into the Search box makes it easy to browse WordPress blogs.  Here, the [Menu] button (atop the vertical black bar) reveals widgets like the Search box.

Tattered old gold still glows.

gold-point_800x600

But is it really silver?

silver_800x600

Or some nameless pearlish color?

Shifting light; flaky white balance; …

Ultimate reality is elusive (or maybe illusory).

Rashomon

All photos in my response to

Gold ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #111

were taken by daylight on sunny late winter mornings in 2017, using the same dried silver dollar plant in the same corner of the same room.  The old camera’s unpredictable white balance sometimes lucked into interesting images.  It also inspired a riff connecting an old Beatles song to a recycling incentive, but the old camera was replaced after showing more signs of senility.

Another response to the same challenge shows that silver dollar plants sometimes do look golden in natural light!

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Old Gold

  1. <smile> Ah, yes… the idiosyncrasies of photographic equipment. The HDR setting on my old Samsung S5 lightly posterizes frames shot in low light. The quality is … interesting … and often quite beautiful. Some of my favourite images benefited from the ‘shortcoming’. 🙂

    The gold and the silver are my favourite here. Lovely qualities of light.

    Liked by 1 person

Care to comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s