Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Death of "Evergreen"

Fall is a time of transition. Noticeable in the way we eat, dress and feel. Having lived in Florida for most of my life, I was not prepared for the temperature change of moving to NYC. That being said, moving from NYC did not prepare me for the foliage change here in the PNW.
The rich colors of the "Evergreen State" shift from their namesake roots and burst into a fury of color. As the temp lowers the Greens glow warm with vivid Yellows, Reds, Burgundy and deep shades of Plum before greying to a muddy low chroma tone of death. (heavy)
Luckily for me, a friend of mine from college has been capturing this change. Anton Legoo has been here (well Portland) for a little while longer. His travels and unique eye for color are evident from his photo portfolio which can be found on his website. I'll be talking more about Anton and his work over the next few weeks, since a single post would be an insult!

Since the leaves will soon be dead and gone, I've decided to post a picture that highlights this "end" and go backward from there.

Photo by Anton Legoo.

Color names from Left to Right: Blue Spruce, Moth, Bark, Grey Sky, Sand Storm

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