Raindrops on roses

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘opposing colours’ here’s a classic subject with a classic colour contrast:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Opposing colours

Living Colour

The island of Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is noted for the bright colours that the residents paint their houses.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

I couldn’t help but be struck by the vibrant colours of this slide in a childrens’ playground in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

Tuesday Photo Challenge: RGB

This week’s Tuesday Challenge on Dutch Goes The Photo! was to post an image containing the three key photographic colours of red, green and blue. Simple enough, you might think but although I have lots of shots with two out of the three, there weren’t so many that included all of them.

However, I found this: it’s a windsock at a small local airfield that has an annual summer air show. As you can see from the bend of the pole to which it is attached, it was quite a windy day, but a fast exposure (1/750) effectively froze the movement to reveal all the colours.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: RGB

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 29 – Beautiful Colours

The colours in this stained glass window in the cathedral at Chartres are truly stunning:

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 29 – Beautiful Colours

Thursday Doors: St Junien (2) – Colour

Last week’s initial instalment of the doors of St Junien were, with one exception, a pretty drab bunch (unless you happen to be a big fan of brown, of course), so this week I thought I’d feature some more colourful examples:

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Even if the colour isn’t necessarily to your taste, someone is clearly making an effort…

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…no matter how narrow the door you have to work with:

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Next, a couple of more faded examples:

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And just for a change, to finish this week a set of gates:

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Thursday Doors 9 February 2017

Mundane? The Watchman’s Hut

Another entry for Mundane Mondays hosted by PhoTrablogger. I took this photograph a few years ago in Abu Dhabi. At the entrancee to a building site on one of the back roads close to where we lived, this otherwise nondescript hut had been cobbled together from odd pieces of plywood and corrugated iron. They obviously didn’t do Portakabins.

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Mundane Monday

Tuesdays of Texture: Mosaic

At first glance, this wall in Venice looks to be covered in graffiti. However, a closer look reveals that what we actually have here are mosaics:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 44

Composition: The Outtakes

We’re having what the French call a pause pour reflexion in Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this time around. A time to think about the ground we’ve covered already and also an opportunity to show some images that didn’t quite make the cut for posting under the various topics that we’ve dealt with in the past months. Here’s a selection of mine:

Perspective

Now, what is this a picture of? Is it the building on the right (the apartment block in Abu Dhabi where we lived for ten years)? Or is it the glass-plated building on the left? Or perhaps it’s the reflection of the former in the latter?

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Diagonal Lines

I used an image of two giraffes in my first posting on the topic of diagonal lines, but I could equally have used this profile of a horse – one of many in the fields around here.

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Now two images that cover more than one aspect of the various topics we’ve looked at so far:

Leading Lines & Analogous Colours

A hillside vineyard near the village of Ay, in the Champagne region  shows blue and green together, as well as leading lines

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Geometry and Contrasting Colours

Orange and blue dominate this image of a seal at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Obviously the balanced ball is one geometric shape but the curve of the seal’s body is like an arc of a circle.

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Analogous Colours

The latest instalment in this thread calls for examples of analogous colours – in other words, ones that are adjacent on the colour wheel:

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The most common mnemonic to help with remembering the ‘proper’ sequence of colours in the spectrum is ‘ROYGBIV’: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Here are some images that put together good neighbours.

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Two examples here: a flower from Monet’s Garden in Giverny and a selection of flowering courgettes from the Rialto Market in Venice

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A bright blue dragonfly on a green leaf (from my garden pond)

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My grandson sitting at the top of a slide at his pirate-themed second birthday party

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Finally, this is an electronic display in The Mall of The Emirates in Dubai. The colours actually cycle through the whole spectrum

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Complimentary Colours