Too much brown?


I’ve been inspired by the new camera to think about still life photos again, the composition thing. Although I took this one with the Lumix….

Earlier this week, I spotted the umbrella and the pansy counterpoints and tried to do something with them. This is the best, and still leaves me rather cold.

I finally decided that mostly the problem is all the shades of brown.

I like the straight lines, with only a few curves: the wreath, the light, and, above all, the fish-pot in the front. And the pansies.

Still, to my eye, the yellow provides the only non-brown, and it’s just not enough.

Or maybe I’m just too critical.

Off to dip back into an Xmas book, Julia Child’s My Life in France.


  1. kayak woman says:

    How about painting the door a nice shade of aqua or turquoise.

  2. Sammy says:

    Ah, photoshopping the neighborhood, always nice to contemplate. I’d make all the trees very strong and enduring, too….