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Monday, September 28, 2009

orange you glad i didn't say banana

when i saw the theme this week, thought - great, this will be a phone in because i have this beautiful orange hat (circa 1940's). so i paired it with my little brownie hawkeye and began to shoot.

and delete.format.shoot. repeat as needed.

somehow this color is eluding me. it's either too bright, too harsh, too...something. but, i stuck with it. out of 50ish shots - i got one i didn't hate. reds and oranges are difficult to photograph for me. they tend to overpower my senses and blow out my sensors.

17 comments:

  1. char...simply gorgeous..sigh, love vintage hats, do you wear it?

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  2. this is amazingly beautiful! i would SO buy it as a print and hang it in my bedroom. seriously. lol, awesome work!

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful, Char, and I love the hat, too!

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  4. Wonderful photo and I like that the orange color is not overpowering. Lovely...

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  5. I love your hat, I'm a hat person and this one is adorable next to your box brownie. I think you have done a great job capturing the essence of the era it represents.

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  6. I think you did a fabulous job! Love this photo.

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  7. Oh, that felt cloche is adorable! It would have been even better if you had been wearing it and taking a picture with your Brownie! I would love to see that.

    Beautiful composition and lighting, Char.

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  8. The velvety orange texture lit by the softness of the diffused sunshine is a welcome warm & cozy feeling on my 48 degree misty rainy pacific northwest mountain morning.

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  9. Perfect pairing of soft and hard edges, vibrant and monochromatic color.

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, love the subjects, the beautiful hat and that fantastic camera!

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  11. definitely worth all that effort. I tried with an orange bagbut, like you, couldn't get the right colour. nice combination.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! This would be beautiful printed out and framed. You got the perfect subtle orange and soft texture.

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  13. i think this photo is pure perfection so i'm so glad you stuck in there and continued to shoot and repeat.

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  14. i think the colors look amazing!

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  15. What a beautiful still life...and I think you captured orange in a dreamy, nostalgic way...perfect!...Would love to see you in that hat holding that Brownie:)

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