Thursday, 20 February 2014

Searching out orange

My offerings for Roy this month are a very mixed bunch. After all the rain this winter,  there is almost nothing outdoors but brown trees, green fields, mud ... and water. I've been forced to think wide and the results hail from all over the place.

First, there were shadows and sunlight in the café at The Burrell Collection in Glasgow,


then photographed in Essex, a section of an old Virgin hot air balloon, long since abandoned, 


an orange acrylic chair that took my eye on a visit to the zoo with my grandchildren in Warwickshire,


in my stash, some wonderful orange and yellow leather off-cuts gleaned in Somerset on a visit with a friend,


and back near home, spray containers of cleaning fluid stacked in my local supermarket.


Orange really does get everywhere, vibrant and self-advertising, cheerful and strong.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Love that last shot especially. Isn't it fun to photograph things at the grocery...and notice who stares as you do? Thanks for joining in the search this month!

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    1. I chose a quiet time in the supermaket, so there were few to stare, just one or two shel-stackers from the store ... but no one asked what I was doing. Have they no curiosity?!

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  2. Wow! You found orange hiding in plain sight! I agree with Jennifer...love the last shot. Thanks for playing.

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    1. That orange in the supermarket, sure wasn't hiding. It caught my eye the moment I walked in the store - but then that's what it was meant to do!

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  3. I've been loving orange lately. What great finds you made!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. Orange is a favourite of mine too. When I look at my work, it's so often chosen to highlight or enliven a piece.

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  4. Great choices ... a few scream orange in the best way and who wouldn't love orange containers at the store!

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    1. You're so right - orange does scream often. I find I need to use it sparingly - but when I do, it's just the thing.

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  5. Such beautiful & unexpected shots...I want to be sitting in the middle of all that gorgeous light & shadow in the cafe!

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    1. The Burrell is a beautiful place ... and the modern café a gift for anyone with a camera on a sunny day and no one stared or thought it odd as I phototgraphed.
      Sometime, no doubt, I will post the counterpoint to all that sunlight, the shadows cast on the floor. They were wonderful too.

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  6. Such a fascinating and diverse collection of oranges you have assembled for our viewing pleasure! I am especially intrigued by the hot air balloon remnant. Best wishes, sus

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    1. It was used by a friend who took part in an attempt on a ballooning record in the 1990s.

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  7. Charlton, I'm amazing by all the unique and unlikely places you found orange - so creative!

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    1. I so often I don't notice all the wonderful Roy colours in the daily grind. Taking part makes me look in a way I otherwise wouldn't even if it's only for a few days. I then hope it lasts for a while each month.

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  8. Loving the leather! Nice collections of photos.

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    1. The leather is indeed lovely - I'm dreaming up things to do with it ...!

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