Tuesday, 7 December 2010

U is for Umbrella...

This chap thoughtfully opened his brightly coloured umbrella just
as I wanted to take a photo of this snowy path, so I colour popped the photo
to make the brolly stand out even more.

This used to be my favourite umbrella until I left it somewhere when I was out
and never found it again...

This is my new favourite umbrella, it's pink, it has a black tassel on the handle and it's shaped like an Edwardian parasol.  I have to thank Cath for modelling it and for bringing her not very warm pink jacket to put on even though it was freezing!

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30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How fun! Love that bright, colorful spot in that white, white world! Terrific captures for the U Day! Enjoy the day!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

I would have been sad if I had lost that stunning umbrella too. Love the color popped first picture. Well done.

Carolyn Ford said...

beautiful...all of them! I love the top photo with the selective color treatment!

RuneE said...

A necessity beautifully rendered (that lost one looked especially exciting).

Nanka said...

The photos are great and colors are amazingly warm at that spot :)

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful path and so lovely colours!
I like so much the first one, very creative!
Léia

Roger Owen Green said...

I hate getting attached to umbrellas. Either I leave on on the bus, or a gale wind turns it unusable.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

LOVE how you've mixed black and white in with the colour to emphasize the umbrellas!

Rinkly Rimes said...

That middle umbrella looks to be quite a lethal weapon!

Reader Wil said...

Great photos of great umbrellas! Thank you Barbara, for a colourful object in a cold world.Thanks for your visit and comment, which I fully agree with!

BookPlease said...

Lovely photos!

How annoying it is to lose your favourite umbrella.

Leslie: said...

What a fun post! Love how you popped the colour in the first photo and sorry you lost your fave brolly. Your friend certainly was brave to pose in the chilliness! :D

Susan said...

I love umbrellas too, but they seem to have legs! Great photos, especially the first one.

Joy said...

Love the popped colour and as it happens colourful umbrellas, cheers one up on a grey day.

Tumblewords: said...

A great black and white photo with that brilliant pop of umbrella color! I love umbrellas but never have one with me when needed. Hm. :) Nice post!

Lucy the Cat said...

I love that top photo. Yes, the umbrella really does pop. Great idea!

I also love her pink jacket, umbrella and scarf. Lovely!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots.

Au and Target said...

I wish you'd drop by and tell me how to create the effect of that first pic.

Jedediah said...

A bunch of great photos and your friend (?) did an awesome job modelling the umbrella.

Mara said...

I can see why you never got your favourite umbrella back: it's huge and it's beautiful.

I have found so many umbrellas on my coach and some are truly fantastic.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous shots of umbrellas. So many folks chose this for ABC. I'm scared of them and all of you are making them seem innocuous. Eek!

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I assume you are having fun with your lovely pink umbrella under rainy weather.
Have a wonderful day.

Jingle said...

elegant..
love the images..
well done.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

My umbrellas never seem to last long once the wind gets up.

Wanda said...

Those are some might special umbrellas. What a nice selection.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful photos! Love the pink!

Au and Target said...

Thanks for the tip, Barbara. I'm using FXFoto and I find that drawing around an object is a wriggly business. It just never looks neat!

Barbara said...

It does take a bit of practice and perseverance, it depends on the shape of the object too as to how well it turns out. Good luck with it!

Anna said...

Lovely photos and excellent choice of U-word. I had Umbrella last time we had U, so I had trouble picking a new U-word.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's abcWdRd7-U

Anna's abcWdRd7-T

jabblog said...

Ooh, lovely photos! Whenever I see such shots I feel inspired to explore different effects - then I forget until the next time ;-)

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