These two images were taken a few minutes apart, but have different moods.
I was going through the photo library and seeing what I had not uploaded to the blog. I found this one of a sunset back in 2018. I don’t remember the sunset … there were so many. I can’t really say how closely this reflects the ‘actual colors’… but there wasn’t any adjustments to vibrance or saturation.
That brings up the endless question of: are the colors that I see the same as the colors you see?
Capitol Lake is a man-made lake in Olympia, Washington, designed to reflect the state capitol building on the hillside to the left of this image. I used to frequently walk around the lake and watch nature and people. I was always amazed at the number of people that would be walking and totally oblivious to the incredible skies and cloudscapes.
These are more “found images” … out of my archive folder. All were taken from the deck of my apartment where I was living in Olympia. It was a great location for taking sunset photos.
One of the drawbacks of being a bug is that people tend to lump you into groups. For instance, many folks would look at this insect and say it’s a ‘dragonfly’. While a Twelve-spotted skimmer is a type of dragonfly, it’s sorta like seeing a golden-crowned sparrow and just saying ‘it’s a sparrow’. True, but that falls short … not as bad as just calling it a bug or an insect, but still.