Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Colour


Cezanne once said that 'Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.'

.....sometimes though I guess we all wish for colour without shadow

.....just not sure it's possible

10 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, I have been waiting for this and you did not disappoint! Great shot here Paul. When the shadow is there the color is more vibrant. :) Kind of like the light and dark areas of our life.

Thanks for your thoughtful comment to me on my blog. Glad your back again!

bluemountainmama said...

very meaningful photo for me.... we had fields full of daffodils like this on our farm in KY growing up. we loved spring for this reason- the fields and hillsides were literally seas of yellow..... beautiful photo!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

anna,
i guess it's that harsh paradox of faith and life - there are cracks in everything (and everyone), that's how the light gets in

as bruce cockburn is so fond (that's a great british word) of saying - keep kicking the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

blue mountain,
daffs (as they are commonly known over this side of the pond) are like a sign post pointing beyond themselves from winter to spring... fresh buds and new life are close by
pleased that kind memories were evoked

Awareness said...

Daffs! Dafty daffy Daffs! Katie posted a pic of daffodils in a vase today too.

Love them always! Tulips too and Forsythia.....hope in spring.

The sun is out today and it does feel like we have turned a corner on the deep freeze of winter, but we are still so far away from the garden showing off life. Your picture helps........

Shadows make lively colour POP! It allows for dimensions we would never even know exist.......

I'm with bc........"nothing's worth having unless it comes with a fight....." :)

Spring flowers kick away the darkness.....

Rainbow dreams said...

'tis the season for daffodils :)

without the shadows the contrast wouldn't be so great.
I don't think it is possible to have one without the other, but I guess thats why we need to soak up colour when we see it ~ part of the magic of spring is the first glimpses of colour emerging, though somehow it's always a surprise (to me anyway) just how beautiful the colours are

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

bloody hell, didn't realise daffs were so indearing(!?)

sun was on them and, well, as as the great ansel adams once noted, it's all about light.....

Carmi said...

This photo practically glows. I can't wait for spring!

Thanks for the inspiration. On a gray day, this absolutely boosted my mood.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

carmi, talking of grey days - there will be no picture with that kind of light from me today - i think the sun is still asleep on this isde of the pond -- it ain't coming out to play....

thanks for the encouragement and glad art does what art does best

Niki said...

There are daffodils in every room of my little house at the moment; it's so sunny. It's gotta come down to the old 'can't see light without dark' thing though...

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

niki, the old there are cracks, cracks in everything, that's how the light gets in....glad the weather has brightened