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March 30, 2009

On Caliente Creek Road #1

Filed under: Anita Jesse — anitajesse @ 19:45



  1. Due to a little home accident, I have been a mess for the last few weeks. But, I am making great progress and can begin to catch up now.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 30, 2009 @ 19:47

  2. Anita – how very unfortunate. I do hope that everything is soon back to normal.

    Caliente Creek Road does sound better than hot creek road! I’m not sure whether the road is the one down the slope or where you are standing. If that were the UK, those flowers would be buttercups but I can’t imagine that the soil or conditions are right for them there so you will have to enlighten me as to what they are.

    With the light on the trees giving a light lilac colour the overall colour coordination is interesting! It hints at a colour negative. I find that the information on the landscape, the different elements and how they are managed, appeals more than the overall composition.

    Comment by John Ellis — March 31, 2009 @ 07:07

  3. Sorry to hear of your problem and I’m glad things are recovering.

    The colours in this are quite magic. It is a landscape with simple lines and shapely shadows.

    Comment by Rex — March 31, 2009 @ 21:06

  4. something harmoniously lovely in this, all the yellows and purples/ lilacs and greens seem extracted from the same color palette.

    The stripy shadows and light/dark regions in the flowers all come together well too.

    Comment by Gordon — April 1, 2009 @ 23:36

  5. Now this looks like a place I’d like to take a walk. The color contrasts with the purple trees, blue shrubs and yellow flowers are a delight.

    Hope you are much better now.

    Comment by Christina — April 2, 2009 @ 03:59

  6. On first viewing the colours seem wrong – it’s sort of like a false-colour IR shot. But then, I have no mental reference for this sort of location.

    When I get over that initial reaction, it is remarkable how the colours stack up from blue to yellow to green to purples. The shadows add some nice depth. Just one minor annoyance, the rather artificial blue dot in the distance.

    Comment by doonster — April 2, 2009 @ 05:49

  7. On first viewing the colours seem wrong

    I had the same problem. I actually looked at this on 4 profiled monitors before coming to terms with the colours.

    Comment by Rex — April 2, 2009 @ 11:37

  8. a scene like this should help in recovery. The colours are relaxing even after a second take on wondering about my monitor as well.
    The walk through the scene allowed by the gap in the trees is inviting and smaller tufts in the forground fill that area well.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — April 2, 2009 @ 20:21

  9. Thank to all for the good wishes for recovery. Indeed, I am doing much better.

    For a few weeks now, I have been mesmerized by the vivid colors I am seeing in that area between us (at 4000 feet) and the San Joaquin Valley which is probably probably at 500 ft or less. These vivid colors occur at approximately 1200 to 2000 ft., by my map reading. I have a feeling that they are short-lived. When things warm up the spring flowers will be gone,of course,and those other-worldly greens will fade to something a little more familiar. The lavender trees are oaks that have not yet leafed out. The first time I saw the color (not visible all hours of the day), I rubbed my eyes and looked again in disbelief. I confess that I love intense color. Had I been shooting in the days of film, I would have been ecstatic about Velvia. Still, I had to tone down the vibrancy in ACR. I had trouble believing it—and I was there.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — April 3, 2009 @ 19:28

  10. Yes, that color is nearly unbelievable. Pretty, but I have a hard time relating this to world I know. The yellow carpet does do a nice job of showing the landscape in relief.

    Why do I feel like those tree would be velvety if I touched them?

    Comment by matt — April 4, 2009 @ 02:22

  11. The place looks like some park designer’s interpretation of wild. Altogether not quite believable. But this monitor is way too off for me to really comment on the colours.

    This should be a view from a balcony or a tea house. A place for contemplation.

    Comment by Colin — April 11, 2009 @ 05:43

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