Color and Eggs

3 Apr

Really challenged this morning. How to capture true color? Wondering about that, and then wondering what in the world is true color anyway? Because it changes. Color. I move bowls around. The color shifts. I go outside and sit on the brick wall and color changes. Inside on the table. Different. And so I don’t know how best to show these baskets. And they are baskets this morning. Larger than yesterday. But I can’t get the color.

So moving on. Can’t quite get the color right but what about their “holding magic?” How much will they hold–and WHAT? This wasn’t my idea–I’m borrowing it from a seed planted by a dear, dear woman in VT whose name I will withhold simply because I have not asked whether it was o.k. to mention. But EGGS. How many eggs will the baskets hold? So here. Colors all over the place but clearly each capable of a dozen eggs and then some.DSC02615

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And I need to say–the first basket–my eye sees as a palette of soft greens. And the last–vibrant orange. Blue is pretty accurate.

13 Responses to “Color and Eggs”

  1. jude April 3, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    the funny thing is everyone’s screen is different. i remember when i worked in the textile industry that unless screens are set and calibrated the same, color approval was impossible and even then, things would happen.

    • Patricia April 3, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      then it just becomes another “surprise!” holding magic. holding color.
      Hi Jude.

  2. nanacathy2 April 3, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    I am loving the orange and it’s not too colour I go for ordinarily!

    • Patricia April 3, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      i usually lean towards orange more in the fall–but right now it’s adding warmth and intensity to my days. i appreciate your comments nanacathy

  3. user107055 April 3, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    ..so now i have cyndi lauper and true colors playing nicely in my head…my husband has been laughing at me because i have our eggs not in one of your beautiful baskets.but in several…as they wait to be gifted and as i need eggs in the kitchen ..i switch out the eggs..playing with the warm deep browns , the speckled creams, the pale green and blue eggs…and the colors change..or..more i think the intensity changes…shifting slightly as i place the different colored eggs against the backgrounds..

    it is a ridiculously calming lovely thing to do..i do not really need to do it..it is simply giving me pleasure .such an unexpected joy..many thank yous gentle day patricia

    • Patricia April 3, 2015 at 10:18 am #

      “unexpected joy.” the very best kind. and gentle wishes on the wind– back to you

  4. Mo Crow April 3, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Your baskets are so full of ‘the muchness’ (as the Mad Hatter said to Alice), the closest I get to true colour is by photograhing outside around mid morning when the shadows stabilize in our garden and aren’t as hard edged as they become by midday

    • Patricia April 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

      i’m going to try later-on-in-the-morning shots. it’s just that i’m an early riser and often ready to do things before sunrise. but waiting for light–yes–i can do that too.

  5. Dana April 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    The colorful baskets and eggs are so Easter-y! Jude is right about everyone’s monitors showing colors differently.

    • Patricia April 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

      Hi Dana. yes, it’s so different from one lens to another–from my eye to the camera–the camera to the monitor–my monitor to yours. so in some ways it’s a bit of caveat emptor–and in another way it creates a wonderful suspense.

  6. Nancy April 6, 2015 at 12:54 am #

    I love these, however the color shows! You are selling them? Price? I love that top one and would love to see if I could buy it. Email me?

    • Patricia April 6, 2015 at 6:42 am #

      available. will try to email you

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