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Muted colors

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Switchgrass Drying Out with Blue Sky 9476

It isn’t only bright colors that signal late fall in central Texas. In fact the opposite is true, with muted and subtler colors usually predominating. As an example, take this stand of switchgrass, Panicum virgatum, at the Doeskin Ranch in Burnet County on November 26th. Still, I’ll grant you that the saturated blue sky on that day did a lot to raise the grass’s subdued tones into a brighter realm.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 2, 5, and 15 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 20, 2014 at 5:36 AM

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