Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Playing With Purple





As you know, I've been part of a Facebook and Flickr group called Colors of 2013 with Eva Ricci Studio.  We've had a different color assigned every month.  This month's color is purple.  And I've been having a lot of trouble with it.  I wanted to do something besides flowers, and so I chose some (what I thought was) purple produce at the market last week.  Dusky plums, juicy dark raspberries, red cabbage and eggplant...  When it came time to shoot them, I realized that purple can mean a lot of different things to different people...  I'm not sure if my images qualify as purple, but otherwise I'm happy with them...  Now to cook/eat it all!  ;)


Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic

66 comments:

  1. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I especially love purple flowers of any kind. The dark raspberries look delicious, we saw while out hiking this morning. Lovely photos and mosaics, Mary! Thanks for hosting and I wish you a happy week ahead!

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    1. We're seeing a lot of wild raspberries here in NJ now, too. Thanks, Eileen! :)

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  2. Your photographs are so, so beautiful!! Lynda

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  3. Hi Mary,

    Purple is indeed, a difficult one, as far as fruit and vegetables go, but your mosaics definitely depict that mood, texture and drama inherent in this hue. Thanks for hosting!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks, Poppy! ANd you're very welcome. :)

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  4. This is beautiful. Love, love purple and all it s hues.


    Velva

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  5. Your photographic vignettes are fabulous!! Love this!

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  6. Eggplant is definitely purple! Purple is really hard to photograph - sometime the colors get wonky. Yours are perfect! Have a great evening, Mary!

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  7. Your photos are GORGEOUS! The color and lighting make for a beautiful vignette, lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. God, I love where your photography is going. What rich, delicious tones you have, my dear. The better to see you with ~

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! I'm loving the dark backgrounds lately... :)

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  9. Your purples are just lovely! The silver tea server in the background is also so beautiful! I think you did a fine job! Kudos!

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  10. I hope that you make a book when you are all done with these wonderful photos...each week is more exquisite then the next!

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    1. Oh Debra, you're so sweet to say so! THank you! :)

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  11. I love the purple and all the old metal tableware. It looks so colonial and pretty.

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    1. Some of my many thrift store finds, Kara... ;)

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  12. It looks perfectly purple to me, Mary. You are the master with a vignette/still life. Just marvelous. (I linked, but I see that A Gathering of Days' link is still cranking and who knows where mine might be. I'll check in later.)

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    1. Well there I am...no worries.

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    2. Glad to see you're here, Vee. And thank you! I love still lifes... :)

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  13. Your photography reminds me of the 'masters' and their painting ~ Lovely mosaic photography ~ Happy Week to you.

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  14. classic still life - I think a painter is going to paint this scene. Beautiful, and I love the lighting.

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    1. How kind of you to say so, Jill! Thank you! :)

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  15. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and the composition!
    Sherry

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  16. Your photographs look so beautiful, like paintings.

    Karen

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  17. Mary, your photos are so beautiful! Magazine worthy for sure, and I agree that they are very reminiscent of the 'old masters' paintings. Love the mosaic. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday, it's been quite a while since I've been able to join in.

    Blessings,

    Marianne

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    1. You're so kind, Marianne! I do count the old masters as my inspiration, so that is a lovely compliment! :)

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  18. I lob
    Ve your beautiful purple still life vignettes, Mary! They look like paintings from a Master.

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  19. you have a great blog ^ ^
    you want to follow each other?
    follow me and let me know with a comment
    and follow you too :))


    kisses
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    1. Thank you so much! I'm coming to visit you soon... :)

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  20. Your still life shots are wonderful with so many different shades and layers of purple, textures, light & shade. Stunning.

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    1. You're so kind, Maggie. THank you! :)

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  21. Hi Mary,

    It has been a while since I was able to join Mosaic Monday. Thank you for hosting and I look forward to viewing the pretty mosaics everyone has created.

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    1. So happy to see you here, Donna! :)

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  22. I have always heard, that when it comes to food photography, that blues and purples are the hardest to capture. Your work never ceases to amaze ME!

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  23. What a beautiful vignette! Your pictures always make me think of oils they are so beautiful..
    You make purple proud.. hugs, Cherry

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  24. Such beautiful photos, you captured the purples with splendor! Love the dish and tea setting too. Thanks so much for hosting again this week, Laura

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura. I found the dish and the silver-plate at the thrift store. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kat. You're so kind! :)

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  26. I'm sure I'm not the first to say that the still life is reminiscent of the Dutch masters - gorgeous depth and colour!

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  27. Such wonderful mosaics you created. Treasures.
    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday. As always a treat to join in.
    Denise

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  28. Thanks for hosting Mary, I love making mosaics and joining in.
    Rob

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  29. Purple is a royal colour full of richness. Your photos look rich in history. Valerie

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  30. Mary,
    I adore your subject matter for the Color Purple, dear friend!!!
    The plums and the jar of jam make me swoon!!!
    Great choices!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  31. Love mosaic Monday......mine only has one purple in the post and its not the mosaic boo hoo.......but I appreciate you hosting this for us and making it possible to meet new people
    Janice

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  33. The mosaics are really intriguing...I wish I had MORE free time to try it!!

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  34. Hi Mary, these photos are stunning. I've missed Mosaic Mondays but now that life is a bit more settled in England and I'm away form the chaos of the Vancouver house renos, I'd like to start participating again. :)

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  35. Mary, do you know... all this time... it's a funny thing... I've heard you say that you're not sure if these are purple or not and I keep meaning to, actually, look at the colors but, every single time, I get lost in the mood.... and it speaks a purple mood to me - definitely!!! These are intensely beautiful!!! Some of my very favorites of yours...

    xxo

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