January 23, 2008

Tea and Oranges

Original photo by Gary Feather
This image was captured on a sidestreet in Nagasaki, Japan, close to Sofuku-ji Temple. On a grey concrete wall, beside a driveway, someone had set out boxes and baskets of orange peels to dry in the sun. The bright color of the orange peel was such a contrast to the dreary colors around it that we couldn't help but notice, and noticing we saw how beautiful it was.

Up close the color and texture of the image is astounding. I tried to bring out the contrast and the feeling of sunshine that this surprising little still life inspired in my mind and heart that day.

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