I was saving these for Photo Monday but Reasons.
1. I haven’t finished the dress I created yet.
2. Current mommy and girls crafting projects aren’t finished.
3. Progress on any of my projects cannot be photographed due to crappy weather.
So today. I was going to call the post Photo Monday, part 2 or Photo Friday with a question mark but I’m feeling just as crappy as the weather so no wannabe witty title.
These photos. I took them last Sunday morning. I dropped Mr. Mouse off at the Staten Island ferry and walked all the way to the bridge and over it. In my mind, I was going to have some beautiful sun and beautiful pictures. But it was cloudy and there was construction and I was so very disappointed. The images in my mind weren’t there. But I was on the bridge and I had planned on taking photos so I took photos. They didn’t look like anything special right then.
When we got home, I uploaded everything to the computer and just got a glimpse of my bridge pictures before focusing what little energy I still had on getting the Mr. Mouse pics up. That glimpse was enough to intrigue me. And this week, I went back to get another look once, twice, thrice. Each time, I liked them just a little bit more. Those clouds that blocked the sun gave them all a bit of a monochromatic look, allowing the lines to shine. So I took them further along that path and made them black and white. Then, I had a little fun with the colorize function in Gimp. Just a wee bit of color to make them a little more dimensional. The grey tones were a little flat. I brightened them up a touch and bumped the contrast up a little and now, they make me happy.
I think the one with the Williamsburg bridge in the background is my favorite. But they all make me really really happy.