Wednesday, May 5, 2010

With My Compliments ...

I've been obsessing about this weekend's assignment all week; complimentary colors. I was being a bit of a philistine about it, thinking that I should just magically stumble upon my source of inspiration without having to create it. "Food." I thought. Purple plums and yellow ... yellow what? Well plums aren't in season anyway. Okay, strawberries and leafy green lettuce. Who doesn't love red and green? So I went to the grocery store, but the emergency squad was there and I'm allergic to what they were dealing with, so I promptly left for another store. I arrived home with my produce in hand, and saw that my neighbor was mowing his lawn. His green lawn. With a red mower. So naturally I stopped him to capture the essence of a late Spring afternoon. I shot the berries and lettuce too. Still, nothing was doing it for me. And I thought of my sister reminding me that I have a green purse. More than one actually, but I digress. I also have a red shawl. But that came out too much red and not enough green. Finally, I looked around, exasperated. Books! We only have a hundred-thousand books ... so I arranged them just so.


tonyboloni said...

Tony likes the red lawn mower against the green the contrast to the circular shape of the mower contained within the square frame of the shot.

The books I like as well. Firstly because I love Penguin books, secondly because orange is my favorite color, thirdly...well okay I don't have three reasons.

Plus, the book shot provokes the same response from everyone: viewers crane their heads in an attempt to read the titles.

I think the books is the stronger shot.

That's what Tony thinks.

Rita Finn said...

We, of course, agree. The books have it!

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