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Purple Flowers, Blue Sky by hoogathy Purple Flowers, Blue Sky by hoogathy
...and an uninventive title. Once again, a P&S shot from Lake Huron. I'll post some newer stuff soon.

Taking this shot was actually an interesting process. For whatever reason, I laid down on one of the lower ledges at the point to relax, and wound up taking some pictures of the limestone. It was a little awkward, I'll confess, and certainly must've looked bizarre to my friends, but anyway it paid off because of this shot. These little flowers are probably a weed of some kind, but somehow they were growing on the bare rock. In fact, there's actually several other weed-like plants that miracuously grow out there where there's no soil, and I always find them fascinating subjects. It's almost inspiring to see some inferior little plant of a undesirable variety defying the odds and flourishing where there's no soil and only fleeting contact with the powerful waves. (Here's another of my pictures of a similar subject: [link] )

Symbolism aside, I enjoy the colours - brilliant blue and purple, two "cool" colours captured on a really warm mid-July day. I took some other shots of this plant, each quite different because the wind was blowing the flowers around, but liked the positioning of this one best.

* Nikon COOLPIX L3; adjustments in PictureProject *
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:icongeorgiaannaa:
Georgiaannaa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Featured : [link] :huggle:
Fav please : [link] :D
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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MaddyPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
beautiful ... The juxtaposition purple, blue is beautiful ! :nod:
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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SilverOnyx91 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
very pretty!
nice photo :clap:
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconupsidedown-i:
upsidedown-i Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Writer
gorgeous!
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsherezade:
Sherezade Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
What a beautiful colors!
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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sansara-persik Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
I love the feeling of it! It's so placid and tranquil :) It reminds me of the good summer days...
I guess it's the effect of these lovely colours!
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! I'm glad it had an effect on you.
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:iconsansara-persik:
sansara-persik Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Hehe, it's me who should thank you for causing this effect :D
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I'm thanking you for the kind words! :D Any feedback is always greatly appreciated.
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Whitewings05 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
Definitely two cool colours.
I like how the purple seems to pop out more because the sun is beating down on the petals more.
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I thought that was a neat effect.
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sousleau Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   Photographer
I relax in spite of only seeing the image.
You have a little rest in the grass,
remain near a lake, look at the sky
and take a photo of the beautiful sight that you
observe.

Great shot :aww:
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the kind comments!
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:iconchristelaln:
christelaln Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's so cool!
i love the light colors!
and yeah weed plants that grow on rocks are fascinating!
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree; in fact, I've got a picture of another similar subject on DA as well: [link] Thanks for the comment and the fave!
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christelaln Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe your welcome :love:
and thank you for the link! :typerhappy:!
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chrisriis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Good balance and nice shot, this is one of my favourties from you:)
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I was really just lucky. But that's part of photography, in my opinion. Thanks!
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jawjie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
ooooooh, pretty pretty! love the color combination.
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with how the sky and the flowers set each other off.
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:iconsmerfeo:
smerfeo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   Photographer
i like it so much !
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:iconhoogathy:
hoogathy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconsmerfeo:
smerfeo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   Photographer
it's a plesure !
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