Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shoot Out - Colors of the Rainbow

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.” ~ Patricia Clafford

Our Friday "My Town" shoot out comes to us from Debby in Germany. She chose "Colors of the Rainbow." That was a good one for me because Crisfield is a happy and colorful place. I like to think Crisfield is, "The pot at the end of the rainbow."

The colors that make up a rainbow are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet and gold, if you count the pot at the end of the rainbow. I chose photos that had at least one color of the rainbow in them. The reason is noted. A few of the photos you have seen before.

Be sure and click on photos to enlarge

I chose this one for the red.

Rainbow orange in the vest.

A yellow sun (filtered photo).

"Green door, what's that secret you're keeping?"

Blue from a black light art show.

Indigo eye shadow.

Violet robe.


And a few more colors to make you smile.

"I know there is a rainbow
For me to follow
To get beyond my sorrow
Thunder precedes the sunlight
So I'll be alright
If I can find that
Rainbow's end

I will be alright
If I can find that."

Mariah Carey


Zaroga said...

Such great colors! Loved each photo. You live in such a colorful place, Patty.

Anonymous said...

Oh Patty, you did indeed make me smile! I love them all, but the green door and the yellow sun are particular favorites!

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Denise said...

Great pics - how fun!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Love these!

Oh, and the pink friends and I were just talking about how some of us had pink Ramblers! *laughing*

Si's blog said...

They do make me smile. Thanks for them.

sciencegirl said...

Nice! Love the canoes and the green door especially!

GingerV said...

I like them all, very good Patty H

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Wow some awesome shots Patty! Love the last one and love the door. The pink building caught my eye too! Now I want some cake!

gigi said...

Yes, they did make me smile. Love them. Sorry I was sort of off this week. No rules right?

Doreen said...

oh my goodness! awesome post! my favs are the green door, the graduation robes and the girl in front of the pink wall. fantastic!!

A Scattering said...

The line of workers walking out the wharf towards the crane made me think of the Seven Dwarfs singing "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go!" Fun pics.

Anonymous said...

Love the Rainbow theme.... You certainly outdid yourself with this one!! Love it!
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Barry said...

I loved the shot of the ripple effect in the sky and the purple shadow of the girl. Another knock 'em out of the park effort Patty!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Patty, I just knew when I chose the subject for this week's shoot out that it was made just for you, and I knew you would come shining thru and not disappoint us. And I was right! LOVE the colorful kite, and the pink car, but my vote goes to the little girl and her shadow against the pink wall!! LOVE that shot. You done my subject good, girlfriend!! :-) ciao, Debby

Reuben said...

Great colors! I'd go after that tire any day.

Butler and Bagman said...

Rainbow kite. The dancing grads have a story in their expressions. We can always count on you for a crab or two....I need to go back and check to see if you always sneak one in as a hidden signature thing. I love it.

Linda said...

Your photography puts rainbows in people's hearts. Your camera sees people's personas or I think you are gifted at knowing what I the viewer can relate to when you are busy shooting your townsfolk. Did that make sense? The shadow of the girl on the pink wall, the indigo eye shadow, the men walking down the pier, they all have a familiar context. I love that you can capture that! Bravo! Enjoy your weekend!

Patty said...

I forgot to tell everyone to look on the sidebar for links to other Friday shoot out sites. I am still working on assignments, so I will get around to everyone this weekend. Also, for real time (almost) links go to our general info site. Thanks to Gordon for keeping up the list. If you don't see you name, he will get around to it.

shabby girl said...

You're right, you do live in a colorful place!!! Very imaginative photos! I think that's my favorite part about the shoot out...the different ideas that people come up with!
I loved the boats!

Sarah Lulu said...

Huge smiles here!

So colourful, so vibrant.

Loved the green door ...the red tyre rim ...the graduation ...

and that totally gorgeous man with the blue towel and the steamed clam sign .... is he single?? hehe

Anonymous said...

Patty, these were just too cool. I love the pink car, the green door, the yellow sunset, the red canoes...

very very nice.


Ann said...

Ahoy there,
We, the fierce some pirates can spy from yonder a fair lady with a telescopic looking weapon shooting us. It's been months since we set sail from Down Under little islands of New Zealand. We need a civilized cooked food of soft shell crabs and we can do with some kind hospitality from that woman giving out leis.

Patty, Our school will be doing a pirate production, so you may well see a pirate ship crewed by 5 to 11 year olds coming your way. My room is next to the music room so I can hear them rehearsing.

Thanks for your nice comment.

I like it the way you have a different color for each photo Makes me think that I am not very imaginative thinking I must have as many color as possible in each photo.

REDLAN said...

Wow, the first photo really amazed me and I have to scroll down the mouse to see more of your rainbow color shots. I like the yellow sun and that green, red yellow house! Do I need to mention all?

Vitamin B-Lardo said...

Ooooh Love the door and the tire!

Thanks for stopping by my page as well!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wonderfully spectacular, Patty!!!
I tried to select a favorite or two...but I love them all!
Such character!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Kerri said...

I just loved the pink concrete block building - even if pink isn't an official 'rainbow' color, it is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by to welcome me.

Gordon said...

If this were a photo contest, your filtered sun would have taken all honors. I'm using it on my desk top as background. Your shots are always top notch.
I think I'm about to get caught up.
Check ou the My Town Blog Forum/Cat post. Interesting suggestions.
Thanks, Patty, for all you do. Gordon

Chele said...

These pics are great. I love the kite and the filtered sun pics the best. That little boys facial expression is priceless. lol

Natalie said...

Hi Patty, wonderful pics, for sure. I am also partial to the green door, and the little girl near the pink wall. Smiling furiously! :D xx♥

Chef E said...

Obviously you do what you do because you have so much talent! Come back, my 'real' rainbow post is up!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

You do make folks happy and you do colour their lives. Keep going!!

Jess said...

wow, Patty, your town sure is colorful!!! I noticed you had a firework shot in there, that's what I just recently posted about! I hope to one day be blogging about Myrtle Beach, my favorite place where I hope to one day live. Anyway, lovely pictures, as always. LOVE the one of the door, such great color!

bARE-eYED sUN said...


you were very creative, as usual, in your presentation. it IS always a joy to visit. :-)

the GREEN DOOR blew us away!

other favorites were the ROBES, the CANOES, and we did flip=flops over the BLACK LIGHT show (we love movement-trails second only to texture)

there IS one thing that confuses us, you say that Crisfield is the pot at the end of the rainbow.


fer real? :-0

really? sheesh! no wonder we can't find a doob in the Apple these days! :-(

thank you, love . . .