A flower-dealy finally showed up outside, so I thought I’d introduce some CrAzY complementary colors today. Eye-protection might be helpful. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Francis Whitman: “You love me!”
Peter Whitman (with Francis in a choke-hold): “Yes I do!”
Jack Whitman: “I love you too, but I’m gonna’ mace you in the face!”
– Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody & Jason Schwartzman – The Darjeeling Limited
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop
Goodness! That’s almost like looking into the sun! I love those water droplets. It’s been raining here today and I am enjoying the first inklings of autumn while you’re enjoying the first inklings of spring.
Hahaha… Absolutely! Maybe I subconsciously thought some extra solar radiation might finally get this spring moving a bit!
I like autumn very much! It’s probably my favorite season. The only thing I don’t like about it is how quickly it seems to pass (and how close it is to winter)!
Spring is my favourite. I love seeing the flowers coming back. Just like this image. 🙂
Whoa, Robert. I do need some protection! It’s quite vibrant. My eyes get really big when I look into this. I love the droplets. What kind of flowers? It’s very a crazy start to your spring! Is it warming up yet?!
Hahaha… right?! It’s like some kind of test an eye-doctor would have you do!
Now that’s a very good question! Sadly, I have no idea, B.F! This flower just kind of showed-up while I was waiting for the daffodils to start to bloom. What is this like, three flowers in a row I’ve failed to identify?!
It really seems to me like this spring is taking much longer to get started than the last few, but I guess I shouldn’t complain too much – because I think it’s finally starting to improve a bit… maybe!
April showers …
A seventy-five percent chance of watering-can…
Very nice! Love it! So full of cheer and hope for brighter and warmer weather!
Thank you very much, Robyn! I think that flower has the right idea… warmer weather is sure sounding nice to me!
Well this is more than a burst of mellow yellow SiG and wonderful detail on such darling buds . . . . hyacinth? Hope we get spring soon before summer barges in!
I have no clue, of course (but after Googling ‘hyacinth’) I think you might be right about that, Ms. K! Hmm… now I’m kind of wishing I’d waited a bit longer for the flowers to ‘open-up’ a bit more (I wasn’t even sure they would – but they sure seem to be on their way to what I just saw on ‘Google’)!
The golden years of the Califonia Rasins. I love it Robert.
Hahaha… I love that description! Thanks very much, J.B!
You are welcome my friend.
I see why these are complimentary colors. There’s something so appealing to me about the purple / yellow combination. Nice work!
They are Minnesota Viking colors… (maybe I was subconsciously influenced by that)!
Thank you very much, Ms. C!
Well that woke me up more than my coffee this morning. Love the detail. I believe I am still seeing yellow spots in front of me.
Hahaha… right?! It’s almost like one of those optical-illusion things… don’t blink for 60 seconds and a ship appears (or something like that)!
Do you have a macro lens or just steady hands? That’s reeeeeal nice. I want you to texturize the yellow, though! I don’t know why. It’s not like I’ve ever textured something in my life. But I expect more from you than from myself.
I sure wish I had steady hands! This was shot with my kits 18-55mm zoom… and a tripod, of course (due to the unsteady hands thing)!
It’s funny… I shot this against a yellow vinyl purse of Annabelle’s to minimize background texture – I was thinking of these crazy bold / graphic images I remember seeing as a kid – almost more about blocks of vivid color / color relationships than anything else (so I do kind of like this from that ‘retro’ standpoint). But I totally hear what you are saying… that same lack of texture can also read a bit as the typical ‘I just discovered the magic wand selection tool / cut-n-paste / replace the background’ photoshop job, and I’m not so sure I’m in love with that.
Hmm… I think the jury is still out on that for me…
I like the bright contrast 🙂 Spring might be on its way! Love the water drops….that must be a Hyacinth?
It’s certainly not bashful, is it?! Just as I wish spring would be!
I think you might be right about the classification, too, Mary – I had no clue – but after doing a little bit of research on your suggestion they do seem very similar to me, too!
this is stunningly gorgeous!! 🙂
Why, thank you! Very, very much!
I need my shades for all that sunshine! You have a great weekend, too! (I hope you didn’t pick that out of the neighbor’s flower bed).
I feel like I still might be squinting even after I find my sunglasses!
Hahaha… not quite that bad! This was a volunteer (which shot-up near a patch of as-yet un-blooming daffodils). I didn’t feel quite so bad about ‘plucking’ it, because it was growing in the middle of the lawn behind our building, and they all get mowed-over otherwise. So that’s probably okay, right?!
In that case, you did the right thing, Robert. You preserved it. 🙂
That’s definitely bright! Especially in contrast to your previous picture. Nice balance, though.
Hahaha… right?! Not really my ‘typical’ color-scheme. I’m trying to give myself a bit of a push out of my comfort zone every now and then, though… which is actually kind of fun (when I can bring myself to do it)!
all is calm, all is bright!
a very cool macro. gotta love those droplets!
Bright might equal spring, right?! I think we are overdue!
Thank you, P&K!
The yellow is a bit loud but it works well with the subject matter so who cares? 🙂 Okay everyone we can remove our thermonuclear eye protection and suits, I think it’s safe to view 🙂 I hope that your weekend rocked SIG 🙂
Thank you for your kind thoughts, Andro! I sincerely appreciate that, sir!
The yellow is so beautiful. Spring has arrived here. 🙂
I am very happy to hear that, sir! Spring is always such a welcome sight!
Ah, the first flower-dealy of spring. How refreshing!
It sure seems like it’s about time, doesn’t it, Peg?! Bring on more of the spring-dealies!
Love it. I know the scientific name for that. It is a purplish budlike something or other. I can also recognize Little yellow thingamajigs, Blue blooming stuff, Red blossums with stickers and honeysuckle.
Hahaha… sounds like you are more familiar with the science than I am, Bo!
Yay, flower-dealies! I have not found any of those things myself. Yet. Here’s hopin’.
It’s only been the past one or two days where I’ve noticed any signs of spring… but even the faintest sign is improvement! I hope they find you in your neck of the woods very soon too, Karen!
I miss those sunny days!! Great sign of Spring! 😀
Love the big yellow color, it makes people happy.
I’m very happy to hear the happiness is spreading!
Thank you, Cristina!
Well, I know it’s a flowering thing, and very likely my Spring fave to spot — a purple hyacinth (one will stink up the whole room nicely!), but by golly, I am now cravin’ a yellow bowl full of baby asparagus! Great shot!
Hahaha… you know… it does kind of look like asparagus, doesn’t it?! I don’t know if I noticed that before… but now that’s about all I can see!
And thank you! Very much!
LOVE the colors! It’s like I can’t look away 😀
Wonderful! That’s so nice to hear! Thank you! Very, very much!
By the way, on this piece I liked your background colour
so much that I pinched the idea and added it to one of my
starter letters 🙂 lol How cheeky of me I know but it’s only
the colour that I used so hopefully you won’t mind 🙂 🙂
Have a fun Sunday SIG 🙂
Sounds fascinating, sir! And of course not! Have I mentioned fascinating?! Because… you know… that sounds fascinating!
Incredibly 🙂 Fascinating I mean 🙂 lol
Have a fangtastic Monday SIG and be
well my talented great friend 🙂
Quite lively, Inky!
Hahaha… beats the alternative, I guess! Maybe!
Love that juxtaposition!
Why thank you, Nancy!
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! My eyes my eyes!!!
OK my vision is slowly coming back.
Definitely effective with the yellow background Robert. It’s Autumn here now so everything is slowly dying off & preparing for Winter. Although with the rain we’ve had since our quite hot dry summer our dead brown lawn is starting to green back up nicely now
Oh look it matches my Avatar background.
Oh I shouldn’t have looked AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! again
Hahaha… I knew I there was some good inspiration for that somewhere!
Hahaha… very happy to hear there’s no permanent damage, Mr. M! I would have felt pretty badly about that!
I’m a big fan of Autumn… really the only thing I don’t like about it is how short it is (and how close it is to winter)! We are FINALLY starting to see a few signs of spring here… it seems like it’s been a l-o-n-g winter!
Good contrasting bold yellow in the background. Did you set up a backdrop, or was that digitally put in?
Lovely. All I have so far are photos of snow drops, um drops of snow. 😀
Fantastic colors! – Presumed Bluebell against Daffodil Yellow background? 🙂
Thank you very much, sir!
Hahaha… my thinking was something along the lines of, “Maybe I’ll try photographing this purple thingy against this yellow thingy”… I’m very technical like that.
Sensuous somehow. Beautiful.
Thank you so very much for your incredibly kind thoughts! I appreciate it very much!
This generated an audible “oooo!” from me. I like it. The clarity of the flower and droplets is incredible, and I love the bright yellow background.
Thank you so very much, Ms. D!
Hahaha… yeah, the background is a vinyl / retro / 60s-ish purse of Annabelle’s… I’ve been wanting to use it for a background for quite some time now (and the complimentary color thing made this just too good to pass up)!
Ahhh, the signs of Spring popping…and you captured it! 🙂 xx
Thank you so very much for all the kind comments you left me today, Deb! I really appreciate you taking the time to go through all that stuff! Thank you again!