Saturday, April 19, 2014

Indigo and Still Life (This week's Photo Hunt themes)


There's a certain irony in my not having taken part in Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts last week when the chosen themes (of 'ginormous' and 'rocks') would have been far easier for me to find suitable photos for than this week!  Actually, Gattina's choice this week of still life isn't too difficult on its own but Sandi's choice of indigo required me to really put on my thinking cap, especially when thinking of it in combination with still life!

In all honesty, about the only time I use the word indigo is when talking about the specific colors of the rainbow.  In fact, I talk more about 'indiglo': that is, the electroluminescence display feature of my old Timex watch that makes me love it so -- and had to look up which shades on the color spectrum make up indigo on Wikipedia!

After doing so, I found a photo I took while out hiking of beautifully indigo-colored sections of a plant (which, bad naturalist that I am, I have to admit to not knowing are fruits or seeds!) that I'd like to suggest to artists as candidates for incorporating into still life paintings. Perhaps the one who painted the colorful floral still life I saw while visiting his studio during the 2012 Fotanian Open Studios may be one of them? ;b


eastcoastlife said...

Those indigo berries look yummy . :P
Ahhh that floral still life painting is too pretty an d I love the colours.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful photos


magiceye said...

Cool takes

MaR said...

The berries are fantastic! The painting too.
Thanks for your kind comment on my picture and happy weekend to you!

indigo ~ still life

Gattina said...

A very nice still life !

YTSL said...

Hi EastCoastLife --

Not sure about the yummy part... usually, the bright colored things in the wild are poisonous! ;b

Hi Krishna --


Hi magiceye --

Cool re your thinking so!

Hi Marcy --

You're welcome re the comments re your photo. And yes, I mean them! Happy weekend to you. :)

Hi Gattina --

Yeah, I liked it too. :)

Anonymous said...

Great shots for this week's theme!

Have a super weekend.

Susan Demeter said...

Really like that still life with the easel and guitar case So creative :)

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, I love the indiglo on my watch too. I love the colors in your second photo and I love that artist studio with all the paint brushes, paint, wires surrounding that beautiful painting. Makes me see all the work stuff needed in addition to one's talent & imagination to create art. That's a great capture.

Have a great weekend.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is funny!
We many have to use indiglo as a photohunt one time. It is hard to pick themes that everyone can relate to.
I always enjoy your take on the theme.

Carver said...

I found indigo very hard. You did a good job with the themes.

YTSL said...

Hi JDeQ --

Thanks, and I wish my weekend were longer (I had to work on Friday and will be working on Monday, unlike many people in territories for whom Good Friday and Easter Sunday/Monday are public holidays) but it's not been too bad thus far!

Hi Sue --

That painting definitely caught my eye and is one I found attractive too. :)

Hi Trekcapri --

Thanks for your comments on all my photos -- and oh cool to find out that you too are a Timex watch fan! :)

Hi Sandi --

If you use indiglo for a Photo Hunt theme, I can see some people protesting but not Trekcapri nor me... ;b

Good luck with the continued theme picking and thanks for visiting! :)

Hi Carver --

Wow, you too, huh? And thanks for thinking I did a good job with this week's themes. :)

Mike said...

Opposite for me - "indigo" was easy, but no idea with "still life." Wonderful!

Iowa Voice

YTSL said...

Hi Mike --

With "still life": I guess it was easy for me because I've seen so many still life paintings in my lifetime -- the fruits of having been an art history major, and being inspired to do so after a childhood of loving visiting museums! ;b

Hootin' Anni said...

You did well getting both the prompts for this week!!!

Annie said...

I love your choices. Those berries are such a beautiful shade of indigo. And I also like the "yes this is Hong Kong" photo in the sidebar, very cool!

YTSL said...


Thanks, I try to do so each week. It's not easy but sometimes it can be double the fun! ;b

Hi Annie --

That "This is Hong Kong!" photo has been up for a while but I'm loath to change it since I like it so much. Thanks for sharing my liking of it. :)