This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

photo contest

primary light levels sunlight purple light
gray on gray reds and greens 7 mixed up 001 - 2
reds and greens 4 evening respite 001 - Copy 99 suncatcher 2
silver light green starburst creeping sky blue

These are my choices of photos for the January Globe photo contest. The theme is "What's That?". Photos must be taken this month. I think I can only enter one of these.

Its a fun contest. Here's a link to see all entries at Flickr. Check out this one: link. Do you think they are tomatoes? And this one: link, cauliflower?

Of mine, I like this one best: Can you guess what it is?

light levels

I have ended up entering "primary" the one at the top left with primary colors - red, yellow and blue. These are those lights that are on all night. If you try to photograph and move the camera the effect can be interesting. (Or not.) I'm always amazed at all the little lights when everything is supposed to be off.

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Blogger It's me ...Mavis said...

How about the metal shelving rack you start seedlings on (under florescent lights)? The first time I looked at it the metal looked red...but then I noticed (I think) blinds in the background...hmmm... what could it be...

January 27, 2010 11:49 PM

Anonymous Olivia said...

I love looking at all of your photographs. They are all wonderful. My favorite photo is the metal piece that you like, but in the blue light instead. The last link that you added for the cauliflower is actually Romanesco Broccoli. Good luck with the contest!

January 28, 2010 8:44 AM

Anonymous Chiot's Run said...

The metal shelves you start seeds on. I have the same thing in my basement with some herbs overwintering on it.

January 28, 2010 9:39 AM

Blogger Garden Dreamer said...

A shelving unit or baking rack you placed by the window sill for the sweet potato sprouts or paperwhites maybe.

January 28, 2010 11:14 AM

Blogger TSannie said...

Metal shelving. I'd go with your first one the color swirl - or the one on your flickr called planks. For the life of me, I don't see the planks and would NEVER have guessed that. It's a really good photo!

January 28, 2010 12:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too ... metal shelving ... not tough at all :-)


January 28, 2010 1:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy - My favourite is the "Primary" one in the corner. I'm guessing, too, that the picture is of the side of a metal shelf - I have the identical pattern on my plant shelves where I raise my African violets in a large garden window. Good luck to you!
- Daisy in AZ where it's overcast and 59 degrees

January 28, 2010 2:47 PM

Blogger Meredith said...

I like your favorite shot. I was not sure what it was. As I start seeds in a rather old-fashioned setup, I can't make any pronouncements as to metal shelving. ;)

However, my favorite is the one in the upper right-hand corner, the purple, almost abstract shot. No idea what it is, and the shot is very artistic and beautiful, too.

What an interesting contest!

January 28, 2010 5:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty easy to guess. Nice picture though.

January 28, 2010 10:24 PM

Blogger kathy said...

All you gardeners know metal shelving!

January 28, 2010 10:42 PM

Anonymous Heather's Garden said...

I had no idea it was metal shelving. Thanks for sharing the contest with us. It was a lot of fun trying to find indoor subjects that weren't immediately obvious and provided a somewhat interesting photo in low or no light (rough that the photo had to be taken this month). I went ahead and entered something and I love what you used as your entry.

January 29, 2010 2:10 PM

Blogger dreamer said...

Of the choices, I like primary in the upper left corner. I really like "purple light" and "red on red" from your flickr account. I have no clue what purple light is. I know red on red is a flower petal, but it is gorgeous. I culd get lost in it. GReat photos!

January 29, 2010 6:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

dreamer, You are so nice. I have had fun with these photos. "purple light" is a cut crystal glass that is beautiful in the light. "red on red" is a lily petal in one of those Costco flower bunches. "primary" was a creation taken by moving the camera with different nighttime lights in its field. The router and printer lights. Playing with photography is a great way to see things in a different light.

January 29, 2010 10:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the tequila glass shot. Soft, subtle range of colors. Thanks for sharing all those photos!

January 31, 2010 9:08 AM


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