While we waited for a few hours to get into Versailles last April, the weather was going through a few changes. It went from bright and sunny, to misty with wind, then backed off a bit and finally gray and almost raining while we were in the Gardens. Lots of folks think blue skies make the best photos, but I prefer high, poofy, white clouds in the background to have some visual interest.
I did this while on a walk in the park. A vulture was flying about and I took a few shots, hoping for the best. My camera isn’t really the best one for birds in flight (some photographers use $6-10K lenses on $4000 bodies for that specialty!) but I do like the cinematic feel of this. I hoped the clouds in the sky would add interest. Many people think a clear blue sky is best for photos, but, give me poofy clouds like this and I’m way happier. I added some grain and turned it black and white with the computer. I think it invokes a mood, and I’m good with that.
While down in Tupelo Mississippi last year, I came across this angel outside the courthouse. She was placed there in the 1908 by the local Women’s Christian Temperance League in commemoration of Statewide Prohibition. At some point, her hand fell off. It’s interesting that I bet there are duplicates of her in many cemeteries.
I wonder what Elvis might have thought about seeing her when he was a kid.
I wonder which version you prefer, the black and white shot on film, the color shot with a digital camera or the black and white I did with a digital? Both digital images were done with my Fuji x100F.