Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Blue and Grey is for the Birds #WordlessWednesday

Saturday, we were walking in our local park when we passed a tree full of birds.  I suspect they are starlings but it was too far up to get a good view.

I took several pictures and decided to do a little experimentation with filters.  These are not the same picture, but they are similar.  The birds are only small black dots.  The larger dots at the very top left of this picture are not birds.  They are leaves still hanging on.  Look right below, and also further down to the right.

Actual color.  I call this "New York State Blue and Grey". Actually, it was almost 50 degrees when I took these pictures - I can't complain.

Not a filter, but black and white.  Again, the birds are not the top center but below and to the right.

"Rouge" filter.  You can see a couple of birds in flight in the lower right.  This is a filter that came with Windows 10.

Also a Windows 10 filter, "Slate".

We are expecting a major snowstorm today.  Winter isn't here according to the calendar, but Nature is decreeing otherwise.

Joining Sandee for her #WordlessWednesday.

Also joining up with Natasha Musing for her Wordless Wednesday.


  1. Whew! I thought you were trying to bring up the Civil War controversy all over again.

  2. Beautiful. The trees and the birds.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Interesting effects with the filters. We're expecting snow down here in MD as well, but not as much as you'll probably get. Stay in and stay warm.

  4. We're expecting a storm too. Living in Maine, winter starts in November, regardless of what the calendar says!

  5. Love these so much. Tweeting!
    Carol Cassara

  6. Love these pictures, Alana! It's very hard to pick a favourite, but I think I prefer the black and white. (Which is ironic because I SO love colour!) Don't you just love birds in the winter? Particularly on the 'bleak' days. They just add a bit of sunshine and cheer to an otherwise colourless landscape!

  7. I love using black and white for the bare limbs of trees in winter. :)

  8. Good effects with the filters. The black and white is more dramatic, but the slate looks as if the snow storm is imminent.

  9. ...not much color here at the moment.

  10. It is amazing how different pictures can look under different filters.

  11. I am not sure if my previous comment has reached you..
    Beautiful trees! The stark images do bring out its beauty and of the birds on it. Its good to experiment with filters. I am just learning to use them.

  12. I love the different filter effects. They all look amazing!

  13. Wow, Alana. I love the skeletal look the trees give out. It's tough to photograph with a phone camera or simple camera from such a height, but you did fab with the filters. I know that since i use my iphone mostly. :-))

    Happy holidays and tons of Yule cheer going out your way.
    It was wonderful to have you join me on #WW.

    Hope to see you next week once agin when i go live with #WW. Stay safe. I hope the snow storm has abated.


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