Just green & red…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: sun spots, meteor showers from the east, squelchy dampness underfoot, a sharp nip in the air, solar wind, and trees that rustle and murmur in the background.

dscn4348Hm, I think I’ll call this photograph ‘Green and Red’, or even ‘Green & Red’ – I do like ampersands. It was taken back in March here in Dulltown.
Yes, it was the colours that caught my eye – are red and green complimentary colours? I really ought to know that, calling myself an artist… I’m not sure if these two are complimentary – by the look of them I don’t think they are even on speaking terms – they both look a bit stand-offish to me; do you detect a bit of coldness between them dear reader? Perhaps some embarrassment at their having to stand a bit too close to one another?
So, what is going on here?
Well this was taken on the north, non-sunny, side of the Dulltown City Hall, hence the attractive moss and lichen happily growing on the chap on the left; he is a large street litter bin by the way, this is the back view of him, his gaping oblong mouth being on the other side.
The other chap is obviously a British post box, famous the world over for their redness. (The first ones to be painted bright red were in London in 1874. Thank you Mr Google!)
Anyway, what do you think? Do the contrasting colours, and the foursquare composition hold your interest – or, is this another of my ‘I can’t really tell if this is boring picture or not?‘ photographs?…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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6 Responses to Just green & red…

  1. I like it, especially with the diagonal line of the manikin in the store window and the blue and black colors in that section. And that little bit of reflected tree with its spiderwebby look is the finishing touch.

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