Saturday, August 25, 2012've got to be willing...

Without black, no color has any depth. 
But if you mix black with everything,
 suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow,
 but fullness. 
You've got to be willing to mix 
black into your palette 
if you want to create something that's real.
Amy Grant

i think.
just make you happy.
when you see them.
we had to pay.
sixteen dollars.
to take this photo.
as it was on private property.
(the money was to take a self-guided tour)
of course i heard.
that after.
i snapped about a dozen photos.
my bad.
castle farms. petoskey, mi.

just BE.


Anonymous said...

I was goinng to say "worth every penny" ..... but I guess I should amend that to "worth every cent"!!

Sylvia K said...

I do love you shadow shot for the day, Robin, and the quote is perfect! Sorry about the $16!! Why do we always learn about charges after we've broken the rules??? Enjoy your weekend!!

colleen said...

LOVE this! It makes me smile.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH OH! It's a neat shot...but $16? Yhanks for the warning. I'll be more careful...until I forget. ;))

Ralph said...

Actually, I see lots of exclamation marks that are formed by shadow. Perhaps the punctuation marks are fitting as you may have exclaimed when you were given the $16 bill...great picture at any cost!

Catherine said...

a lovely shadowy pattern...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the idea of needing to mix black in any palette! Beautiful words! Shocked about the charge for photos! But your photo could easily pass as a mandala of beautiful shadow shapes!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I can imagine fairies tripping lightly around this shadowy mini-maze!

Paula Scott said...

I always think there is something 'wrong' with the concept of charging people to take photos (other than the contractual/commerce kind of settings). It's as if they is an attitude that one can 'own' what others see.
Loved (also) the glass of chilled wine and sunset backdrop. Perfection!

toby said...

Oh, that's really wonderful! You got your money's worth :)

BLOGitse said...

That's quite a lot of from one tour...but you got great pictures.
Black, we need it. Especially to belly area :)
Happy Sunday!

Beverley Baird said...

Loved your photos and quotes in the above posts!
Wonderful shadow shot! Love that quote about shadows - so true.