The other day I learned that the city of Santa Fé’s architecture overseers permit forty-four shades of adobe, whether of clay, or of the far more common cement stuccoing (if I have it right).
I realized by the end of today, that I had a bunch of shots with different adobe(like) walls in them.
So, here’s a chance for you to compare shades/hues/tints/colors.
What names would you use for the various, um, terra cotta shades?
It seems I also managed to get a bunch of flower pictures today.
The flower colors—and organic shadow shapes—do highlight the natural light brown shades of the walls.
I also like the weathered wood matched with the adobe.
This building is not unusual in having different parts/wings/walls in different shades, and in having the normally shadowed porch the lightest shade of all.
That large tree-trunk shadow is from a cottonwood, álamo in Spanish.
This is probably some kind of ornamental apple.
Here are shade-variations on commercial buildings downtown.
Upon reflection, photographing the adobe walls was easier than naming the shades, and far more interesting.