(Please note that some of these photos may be a bit dark. I resisted the temptation to lighten anything in an attempt to show the way the light really was.)
|From my new Picasa album A Reid Park Ramble|
When we arrived at Reid Park in midtown Tucson around 5:15 PM, there were already long shadows, but still plenty of sunshine. I parked in the lot that edges 22nd St. and led the dogs past this rather beautiful doorway sculpture, bound for the "other" duck pond.
Unlike the duck pond we visited on Monday, this one (which is adjacent to the other one) lacks a fountain. Still has lots of ducks, though, and people to feed them.
|From the Picasa album Dogs and Ducks|
I got much better pictures (or at any rate, different ones) on this second attempt to photograph dogs and ducks, with lots of light effects on the water. I've added them to the Picasa Dogs and Ducks album.
This Conservation Learning Center is solar powered. Notice the ground is entirely in shadow by this point, not to mention the tree-shaped shadows on the front of the building.
After the duck pond we visited the Cancer Survivors' Plaza, which is where this fountain is. Notice the colors reflected in the water. That's also a light effect.
Pepper checks out one of the figures in the Cancer Survivors' Plaza installation. I'll do a whole entry on this local landmark soon. For now, notice the light shining on the man's shoulder.
More light and shadow at Cancer Survivors' Plaza.
The ground was in shadow as we passed the doorway sculpture on the way back, but I love the way the light that remained was shining on the "door" itself.
By the time we returned to the car it was clear that the light of the sun would soon move beyond the horizon. Meanwhile, it was time to go to the dog park! We could have walked there, but we didn't.
Sunset at Miko's Corner was imminent when we arrived. We stayed for a shorter time than usual and left right at sunset. I took the dogs to the car...and that's when I saw the horses. Not to mention the mule!
It turned out that some white tents I'd noticed earlier were being set up for some kind of animal rescue fair the next morning. I took Cayenne and Pepper to see the mule and some horses, but they barely seemed to notice. At one point one of the mares moved suddenly, which brought forth a startled bark from Cayenne. Other than that, nothing.
I'll be going to the animal fair when it's properly open, and will report back tomorrow night. In the meantime, let's see what everyone else came up with for the topic Light Moves!
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