Saturday, February 20, 2010


02.20.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Patterned, pretty, and powerful, the croton is a mainstay in our area...except when we experience so many cold fronts. Most plants died off and/or lost their color, but those at one of the churches are well-protected (in more ways than one presumably!). How can one resist the maze of lines and colors of green, red, and gold? They always seem to delight my eye!

This photo was post-processed with Picnik Pro's (recently gifted to me) HDR effect.. I need to research and understand more about the HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging, but I do appreciate the end result of contrast, intensity, and hue. The original photo was also appealing, but sometimes, you just yearn for a change from the 'routine.' Consistency in a learning environment has its role...also, only to a limit. Variation and 'mixing it up' can serve as a motivator, but also a challenge to the ever-hungry mind. Honing awareness, seeking new approaches, and constantly evaluating what works can help make learning an even more natural process. Crayton Rd & Park Shore Dr., Naples, FL


  1. Intensely beautiful photo with a surrealistic feel. It pulls into the centre. Fascinating.

  2. I have one of these in my house. It would not enjoy our outdoor weather. Sometimes we have to find the variation in different environments - here the change from outdoors to in, but also the change from real to virtual.

  3. I knew there was something surreal about this photo! Oh, the joy of HDR. :) I found your 365 blog through the ongoing chain of photographers. Looking forward to more to come. Take are and be well!