The colour pink

Tulip petals, multiple exposure shot. Image: Su Leslie

Pink is the colour of the month at Jude’s Life in Colour photo challenge.

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

Image: Su Leslie

Image: Su Leslie

Give it a whirl; making the troll dizzy with PhotoShop. Image: Su Leslie

If you’d like to join in, pop over to Travel Words and read Jude’s introduction.

Rainy-day pattern making


It’s too wet and cold to go out today, so I’ve been amusing myself with some photo-editing toys to create kaleidoscopic and fractal patterns.

I love the simplicity of kaleidoscopes, using mirrors to create a seemingly infinite number of possible patterns from whatever objects are placed inside them.

I’m not even going to try and understand the maths that replicates those mirrors in software, nor that which creates fractals.

According to Wikipedia, in mathematics, a fractal is a subset of a Euclidean space for which the Hausdorff dimension strictly exceeds the topological dimension.

Luckily, the Fractal Foundation has a definition for the more mathematically challenged:

A fractal is a never-ending pattern … They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop.

Posted to the Ragtag Daily Prompt | patterns