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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ABC Wednesday: A is for amber

My first thought for amber was the line from America the Beautiful: "Amber waves of grain".

Since the color amber is based on the fossil resin amber, it covers a range of color tones.
The sea oats look like amber waves to me in this light.
I also thought of grasses and weeds when coming up with shots for amber.
I had a lot of shots to pick from because I have labeled photo folders through the years with key words.
When I used grasses as a key word I had photographs with amber seed heads ranging from 2006 through 2011.
I like to photograph grasses and their plumes.
Some of these may be a stretch for amber but since amber covers brownish, yellows, oranges to almost red I think they work.
Some are forming waves while other amber plumes are standing at attention.
It's no wonder some of these grasses have taken over my garden when looking at all the seeds.
Another key word I entered in my archive photo search was sunset.
I think amber skies are very beautiful.
A golden sunset can have many of the different shades of amber all at once.
One of my favorite kinds of light is when the trees are turned amber.
It amazes me how light can change the color of the world.
Believe it or not, I narrowed down my amber photograph choices a lot but still ended up with a long A is for Amber post.
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Judy said...

That's okay I enjoyed looking at each one.

Indrani said...

So many for 'A'. Terrific pictures.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely series of shots, all of them fascinating.

Jedediah said...

I love all the different grass seeds, people pay them too little attention. A great many animals have beautiful amber eyes as well.

Meryl said...

"A" is for "awesome" photos!

Luna Miranda said...

i love your "amber waves of grass". i associate amber with fall, a warm, rich color. beautiful photos.

Gillian Olson said...

Those grasses are beautiful but the sunset silhoeuttes are my favorite.

Leslie: said...

You always have great photos so keep on taking them and categorizing them so you can share them at the appropriate times. Love them!

abcw team

photowannabe said...

I like your "amber" sheaves of grain standing at attention.
Lovely sunsets too.

Ms. Burrito said...

We watched the movie called "Amber Story" last night.

Mine is Angel, please come and see.

Roger Owen Green said...

always loved the poetry of America the Beautiful a lot mote than the national anthem.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Annie said...

An amazing collection. I love grasses too but think they are hard to photograph - you did great! And I love those amber skies too.

(My first time doing ABC Wednesday and visiting your other blog!)

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

If only we can speak the language of the wave we probably knows how to interpret those calming wave. Do you know that you have amazing photography? great shot

Visiting from ABC Wednesday and RT

chubskulit said...

Basing from your photos, you seem to live in a paradise!

My A entry, come and see. Have a lovely day!

Gigi Ann said...

Who would have thought there could be so many shades of amber, and all so lovely as well.

Paula Scott said...

A very Ambitious post for amber!

Sallie ( said...

Amber is a beautiful choice for "A". We were born and raised in Eastern Washington, huge wheat growing country and in the Fall the hills so well illustrate "Amber waves of grain.." We never get back there any more.

Starnitesky said...

A lovely long post with some superb photos, I like your amber photos.

Hildred and Charles said...

One of my very favourite colours, - it seems to have such depth and richness.

Karen said...

I enjoyed all the photos!

Hazel said...

Learned new things about amber today. I only knew it as a color and as a girl's name. Love the plumes!

Wanda said...

Carver, what a selection for "Amber"..Before turning grey, I had beautiful aburn hair with amber highlights...

caite said...

those first few remind me of my own this week.
few nice.

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning! I envy your sorting skills. I never did find the 'artichoke' image for my A post so I had to fake it. Grin.

Reader Wil said...

If Amber is a word that inspires to creating such beautiful photos, then it is a magic word! Thanks for these wonderful images of sea, grasses and sunsets. Have a great week.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful how you've found so many great shots for amber! Love the grasses!

ChrisJ said...

Nice photos and thought behind them. Amber is one of my favorite colors.

jewaicious said...

What a fantastic and lovely set of photographs.

Rambling Woods said...

great selection for the grasses as I seem to be partial to them...

Mel Cole said...

so good to see your photos. so breathtaking :D My "A" for ABC Wednesday.


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