Paula Bailey

June 20, 2011

August Calendar

It seems forever ago that I was posting July’s calendar page and looking forward to Glastonbury. Since then I’ve been busy moving house and, as you might expect, very little has gone smoothly. In fact what should have taken a couple of weeks has ended up taking the whole month. Never mind, we’ll be sorted soon and I can get back to some serious photography and hopefully more interesting blogging.

This month’s free to download calendar page is suitably nautical, as I have moved across the water.  I’ve always loved the combination of orange and blue and if I can get a bit of tatty decay into an image too, then I’m more than happy.  You can see more of my photographs on my Bēhance portfolio (as well as some of the floral and decay images from this year’s calendar pages).

You can still download the previous months’ pages (see below the main image) and the next one will be out towards the end of August.  If you sign up for updates on new posts, you won’t miss it.

To download, free to print for your own use, just click on the image below.

August 2011 calendar

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March 23, 2011

April Calendar

Wow!  I’m going to dare to say that Spring is finally with us.  In the UK the clocks are about to go forwards an hour (this weekend, the night of Saturday 26th March).  I’m never happy about this because I don’t just lose an hour, I lose an hour every night for months!  I just can’t get the hang of it.  Still, it’s nice to see the sunshine we’ve been having lately, and all the spring flowers are out which is always cheering.

So, for April’s free download calendar page we have a stunning orange tulip.  If you’re enjoying the floral photos you can see more on my Bēhance portfolio (as well as more decay if you’re enjoying those pages too).

You can still download the previous months’ pages (see below the main image) and the next one will be out towards the end of April.  If you sign up for updates on new posts, you won’t miss it.

To download, just click on the image below.

April 2011

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November 19, 2010

Oranges Poranges

I find orange a wonderfully warm and joyful colour.  I love red, but that sometimes can be a little cool or harsh.  Yellow is fabulously uplifting but for me it is a definite spring/summer colour and I am definitely not a spring/summer person.

Orange is rust and the beauty of fire; it is the colour of thousands of vibrant flowers; it is my favourite late afternoon autumn sunlight on a warm terracotta wall.  With its counterpart, blue, it really pops as part of the most successful pairing of complementary colours.

As mentioned in previous musings about colour, orange is no stranger to disagreement.  Is it yellow? Red? Brown?  That might depend on your mood or your outlook.  For some it is school dinner carrots, for others it’s golden syrup pudding.  I know which I prefer.

Native Americans associate orange with kinship and it is the preferred hue for Hindu swamis and Buddhist monks.  It has associations with Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving (is this because of the colour of pumpkins?), and is often regarded as a positive and optimistic colour.  There are some who would say it is merely the part of the spectrum that exists between 585 and 620 nanometres. #FFA500 to them!

Orange is also the favourite colour of fellow photographer and Flickr friend Jennifer König.  She is moving house and that’s why I’ve chosen orange today.  And if you’re wondering about the title, you may be too young to remember H R Pufnstuf!

I’ll let Wassily Kandinsky have the final word:

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.

Orange

I have curated a Flickr gallery to accompany this post.

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