Friday, May 9, 2014

“Colorful” Photo Challenge

My first thought was how GREEN Florida is right now. We have not had the bad storms in this part of the state but we’ve had a few good afternoon showers. It’s green and beautiful and looks more like summer time.

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(the golf course and golfcart path behind my house, before it rained)

But then I was driving down the road with my camera handy.

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And I saw this! I didn’t even slow down…a quick photo out the window.

Doesn’t it take you back to your childhood, when you looked forward to the carnival coming to town?

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I used the Waterlogue app for IPADS for the watercolor effect.

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(orginal…out the window. I was zoomed in and almost missed the shot!)

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

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I hope you are having a colorful Spring!

52 comments:

Susie said...

Love the big white cloud in the first photo. Yes, I remember longing to go to the fair...mom usually would not let us, she never had the money. It would have been nice to just go look. Hope you have a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Susie said...

Love the big white cloud in the first photo. Yes, I remember longing to go to the fair...mom usually would not let us, she never had the money. It would have been nice to just go look. Hope you have a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the carnival shots especially! And I sure hope there'll be a Waterlogue for Androids soon. :-) Love that effect! Have a happy weekend, Diane.♥

Diane said...

Love the photos-- the fair is a really good shot!

Vee said...

The judicious cropping is superb and oh the riot of colors. Yes, I got that little rush of excitement that I would get as a child seeing the carnival. And all that beautiful lush green looks wonderfully soothing!

Laurie M said...

I love the big fluffy cloud in the first photo!!!!

Stephanie said...

Great photos, my friend. They remind me of Summer which is just around the corner :)

Happy Mother's Day, dear Diane!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful indeed.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I remember how excited we all were when the neighborhood carnival came to town. Brings back memories. xo Laura

TexWisGirl said...

definitely a nice surprise of color!

Shug said...

Don't you just love coming upon a surprise scene like the carnival? The colors of this photo are so inviting to the eye... We had rain last night! Thank you Lord!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful shots - I've got to get an iPad!! LOL

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

YES!! love the little carnivals that would pass through yearly!! Cotton Candy and Bumper Cars!!
Think I told you already - getting an ipad for work in August and can't wait JUST SO I CAN USE THIS WATERCOLOR effect!!
Have a great weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos Sis!!

hugs!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful sunny blue skies over Florida! I love it. The fairground photos are very colourful too. I don't like the rides as they scare me and I'm afraid of heights. lol The merrygoround is safe for me. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and wow Diane, I can't believe you were in the car and took the photo. Great shot and yes I miss being little and going to the fair! Have a nice afternoon. Happy Mothers Day!
Julie xoxo

ellen b said...

I enjoyed your shots for the colorful challenge! I'll be in Florida the end of next week...my very first time.

podso said...

Diane those are great shots. There's no greater color combination, I don't think, than God's choice of green grass against a blue sky! Great carnival shots and I love it in water color! Hope you have a nice weekend,

Jill said...

Beautiful pics, as always!! It's raining here...... Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Diane I love all the fun you are having with your camera and photo app! Awesome pictures! xox

Red Rose Alley said...

I just love your pictures, Diane. They are always so fun and full of life. I have to tell you they are some of my favorite in blogland.

Happy Mother's Day.

love,
~Sheri

Poppy said...

Fun and fabulous photos, and definitely reminiscent of my childhood, when the seasonal fairs came to our neighbourhood, in the big city!

Happy weekend, Diane!

Hugs,
Poppy

bj said...

O, how carnivals are so much a part of my young life...and then, with my kids...and then with our grands. Now I am waiting until the 2 great-grands are big enuf to take them...lol
Wonderful colors here...

Susan said...

I love that Waterlogue app! Great photos; so colorful. It's pretty green here too and I can't wait to get in the garden. Happy Mother's Day, XOXO

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Yes, the colourful ride you share brings back memories of the big fair that came to town each year. During high school, it was THE place to be, and of course that's where all the guys were too. :-)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely a nice shot. Love the colors

Debby Ray said...

Diane, I see you are a drive-by shooter like me...lol! Oh, I love these pics! That Waterlogue shot of the carnival is my fave!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Love the colors of the carnival Diane!
Those bright colors mean FUN as all the children know!!!
Thank you for the water color info on your previous post - I'm off to check it out soon!!

Marcia @ A Table Named Love said...

Oh, WOW! I love that watercolor effect. Makes a great postcard or note.
Our Florida weather is simply beautiful this time of year, from late October thru May. I'm enjoying it to the fullest before the summer drama arrives. ;)
Have a beautiful weekend, sis.
xoxo's

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the 1st shot is amazing. i love that cloud. so amazing. they really are fun to take their picture. ( :

MarmePurl said...

That big billowy cloud againt the blue sky just makes one think of a perfect day.

Lorrie said...

Those are colourful photos! Love the carnival. I do enjoy storms from time to time. We rarely get them here, but the skies can be so dramatic, as you've captured in your first photo.

JG said...

My smile became larger as I read that carnivals remind us of our childhood. For the past few months I've been working on Long Meddowe Days (May 17 & 18), my town's 35th annual festival sponsored by our Historical Society. There's FuN for everyone! :)

Happy Mother's Day, Diane!
~Judy

Jen Vandervoort said...

Ack I want that app...lol. Diane I am so happy to see color, and green, it's been a too long too brown winter.

Can't wait for more blooms here.

Jen

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Clouds are one of my favorite subjects to snap. Your pictures are always beautiful. I loved living in Florida but dreaded the thunder and lightening storms.. Also the buggies..BIG ones that you could HEAR clomping around on the back porch and driveway. We had quite an adventure in Florida. I must post about it one day. An interesting place..of course this was in north Florida..that is where our family is from. Chipley.
Big hugs to you, my sweet friend!
Mona

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

O verde é sempre muito bonito!
Quanto divertimento com o parque mesmo fora dele!
Parabéns!
Um abraço!
Green is always very cute!
How much fun with the park even outside!
Congratulations!
Hugs!
Egléa

Jeanne said...

That blue sky with cloud is a wonderful representation of color. When I was a kid we had an amusement park in Chicago called Riverview. It was everything any kid could want. I little bit seedy with big scarey rides!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Carnival colour! I really like the watercolour effect that you applied. It's a perfect fit for the photo.
Have a lovely weekend.

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
I love your watercolor app. How fun!
Have a Happy Mother's Day!
Carla
Here is a link to my blog. :-)

http://theriverflowing.blogspot.com/

cynthia lee designs said...

Yes...your photos bring back memories from when I was little and the carnival coming to town!
hugs,
Cindy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty and green. We just dry out here in the summer and everything is brown and dreary. I still remember how excited we were when the carnival came to town.

BeachGypsy said...

Love your "shot on the run" colorful carnival pic!!! I love photographing the neat and vivid scenes at carnivals, dont you? so much to see. Makes me think of corn dogs, the scent of funnel cakes, and the pretty pastels of cotton candy!! And screaming children on rides!! ha ha

BeachGypsy said...

ps....did you finish 'the midwifes' confession' yet?? oh boy it has a surprise ending for sure!!! loved it!! are you starting a new one by her next?

cucki said...

So beautiful..love the Colors so much...
Happy Mother's Day dear x

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love what that app did to the carnival pic...it could be an illustration in a children's book!:)

Cheryl said...

Good thing you had that camera handy! You were rewarded with a great shot...and the perfect photo for this month's challenge!

Donna said...

The green showcased in your first photo is always a soothing color. Love the composition you did on this one, with the meandering path, trees framed on the left, and the big billowing cloud reaching for the sky. And the carnival one is so fun! Love that watercolor effect! I can always count on you to enthusiastically participate! Wonderful job - this wasn't a challenge for you at all.

Linda H said...

Blue and green- one of my favourite colour combos... I envy all the green you are surrounded by, our spring is so slow this year...
The carnival shot is great for a "drive by shooting" - love the striped tents - there's that green and blue again!! And the red parachutes just give it the POP!! Great job Diane.

Angela said...

Oh that carnival is fantastic! Great colours!

Peggy Jones said...

Hi Diane, Beautiful shots and it is also very green here in Ky. now too. We had all the storms and the wind was very bad but just hoping that is over. Gave me a warm fuzzy to see the carnival, loved them when I was young and we always took out kiddos. Happy Mother's Day.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just wanted to say hello and tell you I loved how the photo turned out! I love the County Fair, and yes it did bring back memories!
I am looking forward to learning some wonderful new techniques and meeting others in the Photo Challenge! I do know Vee, and Stephanie I saw they had commented!
Blessings, Roxy

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

It sure does take me back to childhood...such fun times we had.
Your picture came out so perfectly I can't believe you took this while you were moving!
Hugs, Lynnie