Friday, May 1, 2009

Colour Therapy

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for colour, not only are the trees in their fall colours but many late-blooming plants put out their flowers before winter. This is Bougainvillea, a climbing vine common in Australia (named for a town at the east end of the Solomon Islands, up in the Pacific). It forms great outcroppings on the slope above the bus stops at Flinders University, the whole earthwork bank can be a mass of vivid purple flowers, a remarkable display against the white concrete of the library extension block and the yellow of the busses. The photograph, taken in April 2009, was simple enough, I found a spray of flowers outlined against the sky, closed in on them to exclude all else and let the chip do the rest. Sharpness and colour were enhanced. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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