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Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Week of Color

This has been an interesting week over at Beyond Layers. Each day, starting this past Monday, we were asked to keep our eye out for a different color. If you're here from Beyond Layers, you will know these photos, but there is a tad more info here and a rainbow mosaic as the finale!

I'm am forever amazed at what happens when I put out an intention to do something. It usually happens and I'm usually pleased with the outcome. It's like write it down, make it happen.

I did miss Monday, which was green, but combined two colors when Tuesday was yellow, with my bananas.


Wednesday I almost forgot. I visited a friend at Panera Bread. If she hadn't gotten a smoothie I never would have seen the array of straws that included the day's color pink. I ran for my cell phone as it was the only camera I had on me that evening. I was pleased with the outcome.


Thursday was blue. I struggled a bit with what I wanted to capture. The sky, flowers, books, a scarf, and finally I settled on the treasured teapot my oldest son, Phillip, made for me in 2006. I love the shape and the wonderful glaze he chose.


Friday was red. The can my colored pencils live in is red, but that didn't seem very interesting so I focused on the red pencil. I love how macros turn out; how really getting close up helps me see things differently. It only occurred to me now that I could have made this a black and white and revealed the red pencil. Hmmm ... so that's what you get, but don't miss the before image.

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Today is Rainbow Saturday. I discovered chalk and crayons in addition to my colored pencils and just couldn't decide which rainbow I liked best so you get them all and then a mosaic too.

Crayons

Chalk




Colored Pencils


And here they are all together.

Mosaic

It's a full week when I work all day, process an image a day, and sometimes find things to do in the evening like have coffee with a friend, take a class, and go to a gallery showing of a friend's photography. But, I love it all.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Lissa...Love seeing your week of "color"! Gorgeous...all of them. Funnily enough I had lunch at Panera Bread with some friends this week (high school buddies!). I like the isolation of the red pencil among the others. And what a beautiful teapot - my stepdaughter has made us some beautiful ceramics as well. Hope you have a great weekend! ♥

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS, each and every one. Your compositions are magnificent. I think macros are YOUR BEST kind of photography.

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  3. I particularly love the B&W/selective color conversion with the pencils.

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  4. You have such an incredible eye for the telling details. Fabulous work, Lissa!

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  5. creative and beautiful all of them

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  6. Lissa, your photography is impressively simple...and simply impressive!

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  7. These are all such happy shots. I love how you chose to process them and the simplicity of them all. The tea pot shot is great!

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