Saturday, August 21, 2010


08.21.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

These purplish magenta bougainvillea bracts were too colorful to ignore today, especially with the sunshine's highlights and the shadowed areas. Such a contrast between the light and delicate from strength of the stem and the prick of the thorn - all highlighted by the dark and the light!

Contrast (often seen in extremes - the black v. white) is a recognizable attribute in design. The differences add variety and can create a visual path to guide the eye toward unity. Contrast is also seen in human characteristics - not only between people, but also within one's perspective. Though contrast is usually seen as a positive factor, its limitation in not being able to 'see the gray areas' can be a detriment. 4th Ave S & 8th St, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. What lovely flowers- I've never seen this variety before. Warm colors!