Saturday, July 4, 2009

:: green green ::

on this weekend of reds, whites, and blues it was green that got my heart beating a little faster. one thing i've noticed about the gray days here in rochester, of which there are none too few, is that when the sky is gray the greens (fields, leaves, trees) couldn't possibly seem any greener.

i snapped this picture quickly as evan i drove home from the lake last night. he was singing sleepily in the backseat and i was stopped nearly cold by this field. i wish i'd captures the shot from about 100 yards further back on the road because that chartreuse just laid itself out like a blanket across the landscape. but there's something nice about the peek you get here, too. it's more modest. leaves more to the imagination.

i'm now determined to create something for the shop inspired by the green of this field. not the closer green but that small pop peeking out just below the gray horizon.


Pretty Neat Designs July 4, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

This is great! And you are right about the grey making the greens really pop. We've had about 3 weeks without sun in Boston (I exaggerate only slightly) and I did notice that the trees looked especially green. One question, were you driving (or a passenger) when you took the photo?

julie green July 4, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

yes, we were in the car. i was in the driver's seat. you see the reflection?

Pretty Neat Designs July 5, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

Yes, I saw the reflection and it looked like the car was moving, but I wasn't sure if you were in the passenger seat. So cool that you were the driver! I'm too nervous of a driver to do anything but keep a death grip on the steering wheel, but I know a photographer who takes shots from a moving car and they are really cool (like yours). His name is Gary Duehr and he calls his series car obscura.