pics : green week


Creme de menthe? No, mouthwash!

Hi Everyone -

I shouldn't be doing this, but it's green week over at Shining Egg. I love green (nature's neutral) and thought I would do just a few. I got carried away, but there's green everywhere in our place. I had to force myself to stop. There's also a Flickr group with lots of wonderful photos featuring green, too.

I'm going out now with a long to-do list : laundry, drugstore, supermarket and general wandering around. Happy Wednesday!

xo, Cindy

PS The Laura Ashley soap dish it the first gift Scott ever gave to me and the painting is from my college days. It's a copy of one of Fairfield Porter's wonderful pieces.











26 comments:

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please sir said...

I love seeing a group of photos with a consistent theme like green! Lovely images - they are all special on their own and great as a group too.

That Girl Designs said...

Fun post. I LOVE green!

hmstrjam said...

lovely greens! such beautiful photos!!

Joyce said...

I love green to i.e. lime, apple green, and chartreuse etc. Fun post! Hmmm.... I'm trying to think if my post has any green in it today. LOL...

Lizzy said...

My goodness! What a lovely collection of green pretties you got here! Totally smitten with that Owl guy :D!

SimplyGrove said...

Great green!!!!! Love it all:)

Elizabeth said...

Wow, fun photos! Did you use a lot of natural light on them?
Hey thanks for the advice on my new camera. I do have a brand new tripod that I can use. Do you use the manual setting on your camera to get any different effects? I have a regular Nikon camera that was all manual,and I was so brave with that one,and did all kinds of things,but since this is a digital one, I'm a bit frightened that I'm going to mess it up or something.

Elizabeth said...

I forgot to ask you if you bought the new U2 CD yet. It's growing on me, there are some immediate stand outs,and then there are ones that need more listening to. Let me know what you guys think.

SierraMoon said...

I'm visiting from Elizabeth's blog...
All these pictures are... stunning !
I'd like to know if you use Photoshop or paint Pro, and if you have a minute to help a new member to the SLR club, what are your advice to get that "crispy" white ?
Merci !

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I love all of your color series! My favorite image is the green clip on the "notes"...it is so clean, refreshing, yet nostalgic.

cindy : quaint said...

thanks everyone! working on projects like these are great ways to improve your photography skills even if you should be doing the laundry ;).

elizabeth & sierra moon - good luck with your new cameras. i wouldn't be afraid to play with the settings because you can always reset them or delete the pics. experimenting is really helpful.

i bought my first dslr in september and have a nikon d60. i love it - kind of small and lightweight. i always shoot on aperature with an iso of 100. i'll often adjust the white balance and exposure compensation to get a nice white light. i'm still learning and it's a challenge to get it just right. i've always used natural light.

i make minor adjustments and do some cropping in iphoto as i don't have photoshop on our new computer, yet. you can learn more about what i do for still lifes in this post, which includes a link to a great tutorial
http://tinyurl.com/dxpvxt

elizabeth - i haven't bought the new u2 album because i think we'll hear most of the songs on the radio, a lot. i like the video for the first song, very cool.

Jude said...

Beautiful pics, Cindy. I especially love the rocking horse; that shade of green is so soothing.

Hope you are good!

sweetmyrtle said...

lovely greens... love the bulldog clip especially.

Julia said...

What beautiful images, Cindy, you're becoming such a clever thing with your camera! I love your painting!

a print a day said...

ooh! i love color sets! you did a great job cindy!

and my fave color is green!

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Pascale said...

I love the mouthwash picture! Wouldn't like to get it served, though... ;)

L'Atelier said...

uh i love your green photos!
very very tempting indeed.
my favorite of yours is the little owl :)

lotta said...

What a great idea to have color themed photo post - beautiful images. I am all for green, in so many ways...

Fifi Flowers said...

Green is a FAB colour for sure! LOVE the green money too!

omami said...

love that green too, amazing because It's not my favorite, but I always enjoy your work!!!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

oooh so much eye candy. I love, love, love the scottie dog, green clip and the little stool. Great shots Cindy!

mary said...

I love, love, love this set of images. The colors are so vivid and clear. Very spring-y and happy!

The Lil Bee said...

Oh I looove these greens, Cindy. Especially that owl!

Dallas Shaw said...

this simple notes photo is one of my favorite photos you have ever posted