I bit the bullet yesterday and turned on the furnace. I could have lasted longer, but with Sha and the kids coming over for dinner that night, I figured that I may as well do it now, for it would have to go on soon regardless. We keep the house on what many would consider the frosty side. We set the thermostat at 20C/68F during the day and 15C/59F for sleeping. The house doesn't always cool all of the way down to 15C, however.
Speaking of heating and cooling, shall we move onto what could be the final two fall photos as our hemisphere cools down? They may not be the last, but they are the last ones that I have on hand at the moment.
After wandering about in the park in yesterday's post, I looked across the river and saw two trees that stood out – one orange and one yellow. As I mentioned yesterday, I wasn't getting the best light, but I stood there for awhile taking photo after photo when conditions would brighten just a little. When I got home, I saw that I had taken 17 shots of these two trees, but I've trashed 15 keeping only the two below. Even for these two, the conditions were not optimal, but post processing helped me to brighten them a bit, as if the sun had been stronger.
Here are the two images that I kept. I took them from almost the same spot although I did shift very slightly. I have also cropped them differently. I think I like the closer crop best, it is almost 4x5 (8x10). The second one is the ratio that comes out of the camera which 3x2 (4x6), so I guess I didn't really crop it at all. I can crop in camera, but I never do. Oddly enough, the pre-set cropping ratios in the camera do not include the universally popular 4x5. I can do 4x3, 5x7 or 16x9, which is your monitor's ratio.
I think those were the best of that little excursion. I do like them better that the photos that I showed yesterday although the two boobs photo was a bit of a hit.