Skywatch Friday: Colors Bleed


Colors that bleed don't, actually,
But might if they were living things.

Rather, they go outside the lines

On purpose or by accident

Creating an effect you may not have hoped for

When you placed them there

Or when you showed up to watch:

Sharp clarity, a gentle blurring, a mess?

It is what it is.

Colors bleed.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    In college I had no civilian clothes, so I bought a madras shirt. I wore it hitchiking to the shore, in the rain. It bled. Profusely.

    If people bled their colors, how would bigots ply their trade?

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  2. Madras, Greg. Madras. I bought a genuine Madras thing once. It bled all over a load of laundry, costing me a bundle. The metaphor and my reality walked hand in hand, too.

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  3. LOL at the above comments about the bleeding madras!
    Great sky picture Sandy. Very unusual.

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  4. That's a great picture, unique.
    I know what y'all mean about madras, it will never come in my home again!

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  5. I like how the tree is central in the photo because it keeps my eyes focusing on different "light" areas in the photos instead of seeing them all at once!

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  6. Anonymous2:52 AM

    Excellent capture, great light treatment

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  7. What is a madras skirt?
    Do I need one?

    Dx
    Great picture, so spiritual.

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  8. I though Madras was a city in India or something to lay down on...

    Anyhow - beautiful shot!

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  9. sandy, wow wow wow, first the photo, breathtaking, and them the words, they so exactly describe what i sometimes try and achieve in my paintings, would you mind if i use them on the sidebar of my art blog? Did you write them?

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  10. Beautiful photo!

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  11. nice shot - love the perspective.

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  12. What a bland world we would have if the colors all stayed in the lines. Wonderful picture and beautiful words.

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  13. Very unique sky picture. Beautiful shot.

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  14. Beautiful,absolutely beautiful!

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  15. It's a lovely photo. Light has its way of bursting into vibrant colors.

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  16. What a peaceful view. Fantastic!

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  17. A beautiful picture!!

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  18. The photo is marvellous - the balance between the complexity in the top half and the weight of the simplicity in the bottom half is really superb.

    And the poem is really wonderful. Loved these lines:
    'Creating an effect you may not have hoped for
    When you placed them there
    Or when you showed up to watch'

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  19. very nice sky capture. I love this photo.

    Cheers,
    DSM

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  20. Simply beautiful, Sandy.

    Have a fine weekend to you and your family.

    Thesserie

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  21. great winter shot!

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  22. Wonderful capture!

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  23. Beautiful light in this photo, I love it.

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  24. This is a different perspective on colors bleeding. As an artist, it reminds me when doing watercolor. We have what we called "wash technique." We wet the white stratmore paper and then lay our colors. The colors just BLEED beautifully. I'd like to add that I like your idea about having an origami and tea time together. Might suggest it to our women's group.

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  25. I love what you've expressed here. So much happens around us that we don't expect and hopefully, we are open to the beauty and treasure that they are. Thank You!

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  26. Love the photo of sun peeking through the tree branches! Love the poem too.

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  27. Anonymous2:57 PM

    what beautiful shot!

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  28. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Amazing shot!
    The tree with the sun at the back is a wonderful combination!
    Well done!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  29. Great Sky watch and greater words..

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  30. I like that the ice is slightly melting, bleeding.

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  31. Suki-k, I'm honored. These words are mine, and you're welcome to them. God bless.

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  32. Two beautiful pictures ... one a delight for the eyes, the other for the mind.

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  33. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Great shot. What an eye!

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  34. Very pretty capture of an early morning,

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  35. I love the different levels of meaning.

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  36. Sandy, this is such a moving work of art. I am enjoying your poetry. Your photos and poetry are pperfect matches.

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