Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yellow

The theme for one of the very first photo challenge I entered was yellow.  I almost gave up since I just didn't think I had any yellow around, but it opened my eyes to a plant in my very own yard.  I am not sharing the photos from that time because they are just so very bad.  Since then it seems like every photo has some yellow in it (lots of yellow slides around).  I was able to narrow it down to two of my absolute favorites from the last few months and one new photo that I took for this challenge.




You can see the original if you mouse over the photo.  I did play around a bit.
When I saw this flower, I thought "Oh!  Yellow!  Crazy Days of Summer!"  Yes, I think in short, staccato exclamation points.  Now that I have it up close, I think it might be kind of ugly, especially with the dying lily pads, but today has been a Crazy Day of Summer (only our second day of no school--does not bode well) so it is what it is.

Make sure to check out the other posts over at Project Alicia or Live and Love Outloud.  It is bound to be a veritable feast of yellow--the happiest color on earth!



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28 comments:

Brigita said...

love all of the photos but 2nd one is my favorite - great work

project alicia said...

Those are gorgous. Even with the dying lily pads. lol. That second one may be my fav. Hard to pick. And I'm sorry I'm laughing about your crazy day of summer... it happens to the best of us. Thanks for linking up to our photo challenge!

Megan said...

i think the lily pad shot is FABULOUS! things to have to be perfect to be gorgeous :) and your little girl is adorable!!

stopping by from project alicia!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

The last one is fantastic. This blue with the yellow on it. I love it! LG Tina

Mommy's Paradise said...

Wow, it's great what you did with the lily shot. I love that you show the way it looked before. Unfortunately I don't have tools to do this. You did a perfect editing to get the blue of the sky.
And your little girl is just adorable. :-)

Jane said...

Beautiful photos - the second shot is my favorite, such a burst of yellow, but your lily pad shot is wonderful too, you captured the deep blue of the rippling water perfectly.

Amber said...

Oh I love the second shot.....so full of color!!!

I hope to see you Tues. for the Quarterly Top 5!!

Barb said...

Wonderful shots! all of them!

Susan said...

These are fantastic Cedar!!

Hope you have a blessed day!

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful shots - something about that second one that I really love.

Christine said...

I love that last shot! They're all great shots!

AlyGatr said...

Wow, you really captured yellow. I just love that little birdy...and the pinwheel. She looks so serious about it too :)

Kim said...

The look on her face is priceless! I love how you doctored the last photo as well....great job!

Leovi said...

These photos have the color texture and definition totally spectacular, very nice.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Stunning shots! I'm in love with the second and third shots, but your little girl is gorgeous!
I'm so glad that you've joined Alicia and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I've enjoyed your photos and I'm so excited to see what you come up with for next week's theme: LIGHT.
Have a great day! :)

Henrietta said...

I love the second shot. It almost makes me blind it SO bright yellow.

deb duty said...

Lovely shades of yellow! My favorite is the little bird!

Raising Marshmallows said...

I love the first one for sure! Great color in all of them though!

I'm following! I'm giving away scrapbooking software if you want to pop over and enter.

Danyelle said...

I love the reflection in the last picture, so pretty.

Susan said...

Beautiful! I love all of these! Great yellow captures!

~ Noelle said...

i love them all, but i am totally in love with the lily pad one!!!

DaenelT said...

Wow. Absolutely love the crispness and the baby girl's face ~ priceless. Lovely yellow captures.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the first two.

NYC Single Mom said...

These are gorgeous, starting my day off on a high.

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mamaof2gymnasts said...

All three shots are so lovely! My favorite is the little bird on the yellow flowers. I love how he stands out so nicely against the bokeh background!!

Heather Parker said...

All three of your photos are amazing. Love the bird photo!

aimee said...

Oh what amazing shots! I love all the photos. My favorite is the first one!

Miriam said...

Oh they are all absolutely gorgeous! I love the last one, the colour and reflection..just perfect