Urban Colours

December 16, 2007 at 3:34 pm 11 comments

Urban Colour

This spectrum coming from the sun came about twice in a week, once seeing it like this from the sun, and another time seeing it reflected in a water stream.  It’s amazing what you see once you start looking, the same natural wonders as can be found anywhere in the world, can be found in cities.  When we see a rainbow, the colours are exactly the same spectrum, also seen in oil/petroleum residues, and some detergent residues.  What is this phenomenon, a spectrum of colour like this, seen in a range of ways in urban places?

(copyright Monika Roleff 2007.)

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  • 1. lorigloyd  |  December 16, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    It is always a revelation to walk a route that one normally drives just to see all that you have missed….

    Beautiful.

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  • 2. imogen88  |  December 17, 2007 at 3:02 am

    It’s true, isn’t it, Lori?

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  • 3. shewolfy728  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:57 am

    There really are beautiful little pockets everywhere, aren’t there?

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  • 4. imogen88  |  December 17, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Agree, Jane. That’s a nice way of putting it, too.

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  • 5. cronelogical  |  December 17, 2007 at 10:15 am

    With the eye to find beauty you give us so much. Fran

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  • 6. imogen88  |  December 17, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Thank you, dear Fran 😉

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  • 7. espirit07  |  December 17, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Folds of beauty in uncommon places bring magic! Most people don’t genuinely look. Clearly, your eyes are wide open 😉

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  • 8. woodnymph  |  December 17, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful, Monika. It’s a great pity that so many people go through life without really seeing.

    Interesting that you mentioned oil/petroleum residues. I went through a period some years ago where I photographed puddles with swirls of oil residue in them…so colorful. Unfortunately they were among the pictures lost in that move I mentioned earlier.

    Vi

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  • 9. Anita Marie  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Monika,
    Thank you for reminding me to slow down a little as I walk from place to place- to think of the things I miss because I’m looking in and not OUT.

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  • 10. Heather Blakey  |  December 18, 2007 at 1:23 am

    What a remarkable image you have caught here Monika. The light is quite incredible.

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  • 11. imogen88  |  December 18, 2007 at 3:10 am

    Thanks, ladies 😉

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