Wednesday, March 13, 2013

the color purple

Header Challenge:the color purple

May 13, 2013

The Color Purple was Fishing Guy's choice for today's challenge.  This is my favorite color.  I associate it with royalty.  Purple had special significance in Bible times.  Check out my  pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing  Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.

pollen covered bee inside the crocuses

reversed (negative) shot of the light green decoration in my home

 For some reason, I thought that I lost last year's crocus photos.  They sprouted on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17).  Up until a couple days ago, they were buried under a thick blanket of snow, so I panicked and looked for purple in the stores.  That's what I used for the vertical collage on the left.  [click to enlarge]  While visiting this particular store, I saw someone I knew, and she asked if I was "allowed" to take pics of those items in the store.  Maybe it was because I temporarily rearranged some for lighting and composition.  Maybe it was whether we must always ask permission before taking pics.  This lady was probably thinking the latter.  I figure that if I was taking purple pics one time, and not compromising store security, there is no harm in snapping a few pics.  If they didn't like it and asked me to stop, I would certainly comply.  As you can see though, I did indeed recover last year's crocus pics as well as a couple other things around the house.

another home decoration


imac said...

On the Purple Pills again then ol pal,lol.
Real neat Purple pics and header my friend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Oh my, great minds do head in the same direction. What a great crocus.

Lew said...

Great minds think alike! (And crocus are the only purple flowers blooming here.) Love the angle of your shot and the strips on the blooms.

George said...

I'm glad you found your crocus photos. I'm also happy that you were able to get those photos in the shop without the cops being called!

Chris said...

Ouah at least its colorful and make me feel better after this long dark winter ;-) Purple sounds like spring but it is not here yet in our region, maybe in yours. Hope you are doing fine

Carletta said...

Spring has sprung! Beautiful header!
Love your purple collage! I'm not sure I'll ever be comfortable to take pics in a store. I had a blogger friend once who took pics of produce every Thursday night. :)
I've seen Mac's - not choosing between you. :) Let me go see Tom's. Good Luck!

Jackie said...

Store photos are some of my favorites, Craver!!
Like you, I will stop when asked...but until then: fair game and beauty all around!!
Love the purple!!!
Thank you for sharing!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have a friend whose family owns a grocery store and they don't mind me taking photos. This time of year when my world is white, grey and brown it sure is a temptation to take photos where there's colour.

Betty Manousos said...

AMAZING shots and colours!!
very nicely done.

love your spring post.
spring has sprung-that's for sure:)