Pink is often consdered a calming colour; associated with love, kindness, and femininity. A by-word for all things romantic, feminine and girly.
Yet interestingly, in the 19th century, pink was considered a colour more appropriate for boys; a childish version of the “masculine” colour red.
My photo archives are full of pink-in-nature (yeah, I love photographing flowers), but I’m challenging myself to look beyond my obvious. So here’s my pot pourri of pinks; foodie things, arty things, a sunrise, found objects and some photo-experiments; in-camera and with PhotoShop.
Dried rosebuds for a tisane. Image: Su Leslie
Putting out the best china. Image: Su Leslie
Lux Festival of Lights, Wellington, NZ.Image: Su Leslie
Eco-print; eucalyptus leaf on silk. Image: Su Leslie
Door knocker, seen in Bordeaux, France. Image: Su Leslie
Out of reach. Image: Su Leslie
Seeing double. Multiple exposure shot of pohutukawa leaves. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Mangere sunrise. Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie
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Give it a whirl; making the troll dizzy with PhotoShop. Image: Su Leslie
It’s a colour heavily encumbered with association; denoting renewal, nature, harmony, freshness, and the environment — while at the same time being associated with money, greed and jealousy.
Seen from space, New Zealand looks like a series of small jade islands in the vast Pacific. It would be easy to fill a post with the landscapes and flora familiar to me, but instead I’ve sought green in other realms of life.
Food for example (unexpected I know!)
Eat your greens. Image: Su Leslie
Feijoas.Image: Su Leslie
Making tarragon vinegar. Image: Su Leslie
Mint slice al fresco. Image: Su Leslie
And of course art …
Glass chandelier. Image: Su Leslie
Art class. Image: Su Leslie
Light sculpture. Image: Su Leslie
Taking it outside. Fence at artist’s studio.Image: Su Leslie
And life’s small treasures
Vintage water glasses. Image: Su Leslie
A kiwi classic, Fun Ho! toy truck. Image: Su Leslie
The intersection of art and nature. Image: Su Leslie