Thursday, December 17, 2009

Colors of December

Time to show our colors!!

Each month, I take photos trying to capture natural colors and combinations of colors to inspire all of us in our creative projects.

And, I love it when other people join in!!!

I avoided photographing snow - instead choosing a warm day in early December and heading to Portsmouth to take advantage of beautiful light.

From Portsmouth, we headed south along the coast, past salt marshes and beaches.

If you want to join in the fun, it's simple:
  • Post photos of the colors in nature this month on your blog - linking back to this post so your guests can find everyone else's entries
  • Put a link to your post in this MckLinky list, including your location!!

The MckLinky list will be open until the very end of December (Midnight, Dec. 31, 2009).

Looking forward to seeing colors from around the world!!

Previous months:
Colors of November
Colors of Late October


Delighted Hands said...

I love the water scene! (2nd to last shot) I think it is the beach that adds a slash of orange to the blues that really thrills me. You did a great job of ignoring the snow pics!

(I am going to try to blog my colors of Dec now, hope you haven't gotten too technical for me with the links......!)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your photos are marvelous, just marvelous. I would love to participate, but usually by the time I get home from work it's dark and the lighting is terrible. I'm really struggling here! But, I will be checking back to see more "colors."

Theresa said...

Beautiful as always Sue. Your camera work is really becoming so professional looking. I'm almost inspired to go out and see if I can "find" any color in our dreary
environ at the moment.

Life Looms Large said...

Delighted Hands, thanks for being so ready to share your tropical photos!! I'll bet lots of us could use a look at them!!

The MckLinky is open til the end of the month, so if you get a chance to try a few shots it's easier than you think. I've been surprised every month at what I find outside. (In January, I think I will relent and allow snow into the picture!)

Thanks for the photography compliment Theresa!! The day I shot these, was the day that Jim officially turned over his hand-me-down camera to me. Most of my blog photos from in my house have always been with this camera, but many of my outdoor photos have been with my tiny pocket camera -- which just can't do nearly as good a job.

I know, blogging is supposed to improve my weaving....and actually I feel like it has. The photography is just a nice side benefit!


Sharon said...

Your December colors are so different than ours. I'm excited - I can't wait to get some high desert December color! This will be my first time.

Ginny said...

Gorgeous! I love the cabbage and the lichens. I'm going to try for some December color as well...

Leigh said...

Beautiful photos Sue. That photography school has really fine tuned your already artistic eye. I'm going to have to do it sometime too. I just posted my "Colors of December" too. It was an interesting exercise. Red and green are traditional to December in a human sense, but those (plus shades of brown) were the December colors I found in nature too.

Margreet said...

Sue, what a colours you have found! Lovely photos. I'm afraid it is all white over here :-)
They are now forecasting a white Christmas in Holland. Apparently it was 1981 when we had an overall white Christmas in Holland, so they say.

Life Looms Large said...

It's really interesting to see the different colors in different places! Looking forward to your views from your area too!


Annie said...

Although snow (black/white)was more or less forbidden, I have snow pictures in my blog. That is very special when you live where we do, as margreet also mentioned. The country here almost came to a standstil here yesterday!
Beautiful pictures, Sue!

Life Looms Large said...

I definitely didn't mean to forbid black and white. It counts as color too - especially when you're thinking of using these pictures as inspiration for weaving!!!

Thanks for adding your pictures to the mix!


Synnøve. said...

Hi Sue.
Thanks for the visit whit me today.
Im trying to visit you more often than I do....
But its not working. Not this time of the year anyway.
Today I baked gingerbreadfigures.
You should feel the smell in my house know. Its christmas :D

The house is decorated and a christmastree its lightning up the dark days and evenings.
But today I would rather have had a fireplace in my house than the tree. Its gone down to minus 20 degres celsius outside. In my house its only 16-17 degres warm.
The centralheating isnt quite working with us this year. Maybee its time to check it out.
But whe didt have coldest today. In a small place called Heidal about 274 km north from were I live they woked up to minus 40,9 degres celsius today....
Who did speak about global warming?

But whit candlelights and warm socks on we survive this coldnes to. What dosent kill you, strengthen you, isnt it what they sai?
We will have a white christmas this year. That have we not had for a cuple of years know.

I feel that my englisht is a disaster today, but Il hope you can figure it out.
Sending you a gingerbredtasting hug from a verry cold Norway.

charlotte said...

These pictures are simply beautiful, many of the would be a hit as postcards. The landscapes and the tree are gorgeous.

Colleen said...

I love your pictures of the water - the shore in the Fall and Winter really is beautiful! I linked to snow pictures, as I seem to be taking a lot of those lately... winter really has arrived around our house! Your pictures are a nice reminder of the beautiful beginning of the month!!

Tina T-P said...

Beautiful pictures! & I love your idea. I'm a friend of Sharon's (In Stitches) and was inspired to do a Color's of December for my blog too. Hope you like it. Merry Christmas! T.