This week’s letter is ‘Y’ for

~ Yellow ~

Yes may be the most often used word starting with a ‘y’, at least in the English language. However, yellow, being one of the primary colors, is not so far behind. It can be found in nature, beautiful yellow flowers and, of course, the sun and stars. It can also be found man made  in signs, houses, clothes, cars and more. I will show you a few examples.

The first ones are from our recent trip to the Outer Banks, NC. A yellow surfboard that stood out by itself against the ocean, but I thought I would increase the effect a little more. (Which is also the reason I am filing this post under fine art.)

yellow, surfboard, surfer, ocean, waves, beach

This next one shows the primary colors of red, blue and yellow all in one parking lot, The Canadian Hole, on The Outer Banks. While I took this photo, David was out windsurfing, too far away to be seen or even photographed by me. So, looking around, sitting on the wooden plank you see in the left of the picture, I saw these yellow parking blocks lining up and thought, yeah – that might be a good picture. I have to admit that at that point I took in the barns and sky, however I did not relate it to the primary colors.

yellow, red, blue

These are some man made examples of yellow surrounding us. And I am sure you can think of and find many more. Now how about nature? I have selected these two of my many flower pictures, can you guess why? While they are no sunflowers, I do think they bring a little sun to us, don’t you?

yellow, red, floweryellow, flower

But if you absolutely need to see sunflowers and stars, I recommend you do a search on Google for Van Gogh, the old master painter. With the right keywords you will find these for example on this website:

Still Life Vase with 15 Sunflowers by Vincent Van GoghStarry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

When ever I see his Starry Night picture(s) I am in danger to start dreaming… and pretty soon I would hear the tune of Don McLean’s homage to him… Sigh – and off she went to search on YouTube. Finding 1) a slideshow of vanGogh’s paintings to the tune and 2) a live recording of Don McLean and his guitar in 1972! Enjoy – and dream away!


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Jenny MatlockThis is my contribution today to round 5 of Alphabe- Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock. If you have a moment please visit her website and check out other ‘student’s’ work and her ‘terrific tangents’.

self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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