Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow

The first of the month is theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers (of which there are now a whopping 933). As soon as I heard the theme was "yellow," I began seeing more yellow cars, signs and neon than I'd ever noticed before.

You'd think such a broad theme would be simple, but cars, signs and neon are too easy. But when J. and I visited the Norton Simon Museum on my birthday, I caught a glimpse of this man in his yellow jacket and knew I had my shot. I was an April fool, however. The painting behind him isn't yellow. It's called Buffalo Blue, by Norman Zammitt.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in today's theme.

22 comments:

Sally said...

An elegant simplicity
Sydney Daily Photo

Chuck Pefley said...

Aw, I'll give the painting credit ... it's not all blue even though the artist may think of it as blue ... score on the yellow slicker, though ... no mistaking or argument there. Happy theme day, Petrea!

Laurie said...

Beautiful, Petrea.

Jilly said...

How gorgeous. The painting with the visitor in yellow. Perfect, Petrea.

Shell Sherree said...

The yellow of the jacket is beautifully reflected by the yellow in the painting. It's a lovely shot, Petrea!

Julie said...

There are shades of yellow through the gallery. Very understated, Petrea.

cieldequimper said...

Oh well done! Perfect!

Jim said...

I love the shot of him sitting there alone. That painting looks yellowish to me.

Petrea said...

Thank you. Happy theme day, everyone. May all your April fools be fun ones.

Virginia said...

Spot on. Great entry today.
V

ben wideman said...

Love it. Great choice for today's theme.

Kelly said...

Petrea this is elegant, I agree with Sally. The subtle colors are just beautiful, and the painting is so eye-catching!

Margaret said...

Very well done. Yellow is a very underestimated color.

elizabeth said...

It's nice that Norman accidentally got into the April Fools spirit with his painting's name.

I like the muted light in this one.

JM said...

How clever, Petrea! My favourite 'yellow shot' so far, just beautiful!

Felicia said...

What a great catch! Sometimes I'm disappointed when photos are not allowed in museums.

marley said...

Lovely theme day photo!

Babooshka said...

I agree I wanted anything but daffodils and sunsets. This is such a lovely balanced composition, subtle hues and of course the painting being a blue made me laugh.

Christie said...

Yellow, yellow everywhere. Isn't it funny how when we really start looking for something, we start seeing it everywhere! Nice shot, Petrea--way to wait for the right thing to come along.

Ms M said...

Nice photo for the theme day.

Tash said...

My gosh, P. This is really stunningly beautiful. Wow & Wow.

Hope said...

Your example of yellow is one of my favorites!

Hope in Knoxville

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