Tag Archive | color

Festival of Leaves: Week 1 ~

A new challenge!  I love that!  And we’re starting out with Fall and Leaves.  Nothing more wonderful at this time of year!

Buttermilk Falls near Long Lake, NY

Buttermilk Falls near Long Lake, NY

Fall in downtown Syracuse, NY

Fall in downtown Syracuse, NY

This looks like a fun and intriguing new challenge!  Click on the “Festival of Leaves” logo below and see what it’s all about!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my contribution to this week’s challenge.  Hope you leave a comment or “Like” my photos.  Looking forward to next week’s!  Until then, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt

 

Colors of Your World: A Photo Assignment ~

I just now heard about Karma’s photo assignment, and it’s due in less than an hour.  I need to pay more attention!  Here’s what Karma says:  “Choose a color that you are drawn to. Post at least 3 photos (can be more if you like!) that feature this color in some way. Tell me what it is that draws you to this color. If you’d like, take it a step further and do a little research like Joanne did and find out some of the psychology of your chosen color.” 

Well, considering I’m all about color, I couldn’t pass this up, even if there was less than an hour to get it in under the wire!  My favorite color is, and always has been, purple.  I think some of it stems from my childhood when I was in love with the flavor grape.  Add to that the fact that I was pretty much brought up with lilacs in and around my house when I was at a child.  The grape flavor and the scent of lilacs has deeply imprinted purple into my psyche.

The Color Psychology of Purple

    • Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth.

 

    • Purple also represents wisdom and spirituality.

 

  • Purple does not often occur in nature, it can sometimes appear exotic or artificial.

Well, I don’t know if the “psychology” fits me, but I sure could go for a grape popsicle about now!

Hope you enjoyed my visit with purple!  Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to come again!

Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara

Cee’s Share Your World 2013: Week 3

Has it been another week already?  Time for Share Your World, shall we get to know each other?

  1.  Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders) or extra long (at least halfway down your back)?  Currently my hair is medium, and completely natural.  I used to color it to hide the gray, but WTH?  I decided to grow old gracefully and not fakefully.  (no offense to anyone who colors their hair, just my thing)
  2. What is your favorite color of hair?  You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.  I like red hair… like Sharon Osborne red.  Would’ve liked to have tried that color myself, but I just know I couldn’t pull it off.
  3. Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy?  People “tapping” things… like drumming on tables or other objects.  Not only drives me nuts, but it’s plain rude.
  4. What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)  I’m a bacon person.  My bad.  My favorite meal is bacon and eggs, and bacon plus more bacon.  I could eat bacon and eggs for each meal of my day.  I DON’T, of course.  In reality, I only eat bacon on average one meal per week or two weeks.  Then only about 4 slices.  *sighs*

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Cee’s Share Your World 2013: Week 2 ~

Cee is at it again!  The following questions are yours for the answering:

  1. What is your favorite color?  That would have to be red.  I am intrigued by brightness and things that excite my senses.  And I’ve been told that I really look good in red
    Red is my favorite color!

    Red is my favorite color!

     

  2. Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?  A triple whammy!  Favorite thing to photograph:  nature, animals and landscapes.  Anything God has put out there for us to share.  Favorite thing to write:  blog posts and/or my journal.  Favorite thing to cook:  leftovers from Texas Roadhouse ~ OR any type of homemade soup.  I make GR8 soups/chilis/chowders!
  3. Name two of your best personality traits.  Anything I do I give it my all.  I live life to the fullest.  Also, I am a very giving person. 
  4.  What word or words are fun for you to say?   a)  “Right THERE!”  and b)  “What do you want for dinner?” ~ usually said to my husband via phone call right before we both head home from work, and nothing is ready at home to eat; hence I usually get taken out for dinner.

Thanks again, Cee!  I’ve learned so much about other people through this venue!  I even learned what “gorilla bread” is this morning!  (Thanks, Allan!  Would love that recipe!)

Festival of Trees at Everson Museum

Al and I spent a good portion of our afternoon at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York today… photographing their current event, “Festival of Trees”.  There were 50+ trees, wreaths, decorations and garlands adorning the upstairs, downstairs and halls of the museum in sparkling splendor and Christmas Spirit.  They were decorated gifts from individuals and businesses that were donated to be sold, with the proceeds benefitting the Everson.

A selection of trees at the Everson Museum Festival of Trees

A selection of trees at the Everson Museum Festival of Trees

Trying a little playful zoom action here.

 

A festive wreath.

A festive wreath.

Closeup of some ornaments on one of the golden trees.

Closeup of some ornaments on one of the golden trees.

Beautiful blue ornaments.

Beautiful blue ornaments.

I’m beginning to understand how the more professional (or even amateur) photographers can take hundreds of photos and wind up with only a handful that are  “good enough to keep”!  I always thought that if you’re a good enough photographer, ALL of your photos would be good enough to keep!  I took 90 photos, only about 20 were “acceptable”, and these are the best of those 20 ~ what does that tell you?  Yes, I am barely a beginner!

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

An alignment of trees.

An alignment of trees.

Chicken wire and lights stuffed up under.

Chicken wire and lights stuffed up under.

These photos do not do the event justice, of course, but are only to tickle your fancy into going to the Everson and taking in the sights yourself (if you’re local).  Hopefully they entice you with color and Christmas composition. 

http://www.everson.org/events/fot.php  Here’s a link to the Everson’s website if you’d like more information and times/prices etc.  It wasn’t “packed” when we went, but did become busy as the time wore on, and it became harder to take photos (no flash allowed!) without potentially having someone in them.  As the Season draws closer to Christmas, I’m sure the exhibit will become routinely crowded.  Rightfully so!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!