At first I was going to give a long long explanation of withered roses and blooming ones. Then I thought about being alive among not so alive ones…Then I remembered Niel Diamon’s songs “Craclin’ Rosie” that is a bottle of wine, which by the way, has a story… but I will not bore you with that, today.
Colors? Mixed or single? It doesn’t matter! As TravelSupermarket.com has sent out a challenge to post a photograph representing each 5 colors: blue, green, yellow, red and white . I was told there is even a color judge! (literally ) and surprisingly, a prize…
Tnak you Wanderlust Gene for the invitation! (Hopefully it will go well, like our last double summer post!).
How to enter the competition? Go to TravelSuperMarket and pick up the basics!
It was tough deciding which photo to choose and just at the end I decided to go by hunch! So these photographs are the ones “I feel like” to be a nice representation of each one.
What I also learned? I can get decent shots when pressed! or is it when put under pressure?
Say it in White…. I first went to get the benches then when looking at the picture I had taken, I notice the white stands.. and looking farther I saw the white buildings and then.. the clouds? I had to add some contrast to it, so I planted a couple of palm trees and then waited… and waited… and waited until they poped up.
Say it in Red… I didn’t know if this photo was going to be for green or for red. At the end I thought that green, well, green is nice but I couldn’t find something to talk about green, so I chose red. Three musicians and singers warming up their voices and their instruments for a street performance.
I would like you to join me on this competition, come on! shake those cameras and do your thing!
Thank you and best of luck!
This is a Harmonipan player. Harmonipans, made in Germany, where widely used during the 1900′s at the time of the Mexican ruler, Porfirio Diaz. There are some on the streets still, not that many and they are easy to spot downtown, at fairs, plaza squares or were there is people gathering. They play waltzes and classical music mainly.
One of these was sold at Christie’s for $15,121 US in 2000. These harmonipans players for sure don’t know how much they could get for one. The only problem is that then we would miss them on the streets. See here the bid at Christie’s