Colors of summer

I’ve been thinking of how best to depict summer in one image.  There are so many adventures and activities that we associate with summer, but how can one summarize those all in one photographic image?  To me, this photo brings together the colors of summer — the bluest of warm-weather skies, the white puffy clouds that grace the heavens, the green of all the abundant growth that takes place during the season, and the golden-yellow of the sun and the flowers and the warmth that accompanies summer.   My second photography instructor (and my favorite — thank you Karyl!) had a saying that I have always remembered when photographing — “isolate to simplify.”  To me this image represents the essence of that phrase, pulling all my feelings of summer into three elements and one simple representation.

4 thoughts on “Colors of summer

  1. Beth July 26, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Beautiful. I want to be there–outside with that flower and the sky.

  2. Margaret Welshons July 26, 2010 / 10:52 am

    It took my breath away.

  3. Joani July 27, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    The only way to top that is to find a Lady Slipper….Good luck.

  4. Carol Ray August 2, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    Hi Linda – the Dairyette looked sooo inviting – I’m sitting here trying to remember where it is on the East Side???? Maybe it will still be open when I come up for Kate & Jeremy’s wedding.There is a great ice cream place seven miles from here called the Dairy Mart – it’s been open since the 50’s. (It’s very hard to drive by and not stop.)
    Remember the ice cream parlor in Wilton???

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