Gallery: yellow big and yellow small
How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.
Vincent Van Gogh
The colour yellow seems to divide opinion. Van Gogh loved it, but another artist, Degas, described it as ‘a horrible thing’. In colour psychology it is regarded as the colour of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful. However it can also suggest impatience, criticism and cowardice.
For this week’s Lens Artists Challenge Patti invites us to choose a colour and present a series of images in that colour, going from a large object to a small. I think we all need a bit of optimism and cheerfulness in our lives right now, so I have chosen yellow. And what can be larger than the sky? The sunset in my featured photo was photographed in Oman, at Jebel Shams (the country’s highest point).
A yellow gallery
Here are my remaining ‘yellow’ images, in descending order of size.
The roof of the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is a riot of golden yellow tiles.
The walls of La Merced church in Antigua Guatemala are a more delicate shade of yellow.
The yellow paint on this old house in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is peeling badly.
While someone has tried to patch this peeling paint in Albufeira, Portugal.
Here’s a cheerful yellow Fiat in Arpino, Italy – parked with a view over the plains below and mountains beyond.
This visitor to the Musée de Marrakesh was posing in a beautiful yellow dress.
I came across this upturned yellow planter on Ilha Farol, off the coast of Faro, Portugal.
And this upright one in the Jardins Majorelle, Marrakesh.
This friendly local in Khimsar, Rajasthan, was happy to pose for me in his bright yellow turban.
I have no idea what this sign near Pioneer Square in Seattle is trying to say, but I like it!
Here’s a yellow-striped bee at the heart of a yellow sunflower.
This rose at a rose farm in Bulgaria is larger than the bee, but smaller than the sunflower. Have I put it at the right point in my descending list, I wonder?
The marigolds in these garlands in the market in Jaipur are definitely smaller than the rose – but still larger than the bee!
I found little pieces of golden turmeric root for sale in the same market.
We’ll finish with this finely powdered dye on display in a shop in Fort Kochi, Kerala, as these grains are the smallest yellow things I could find.
I hope my yellow images have filled you with optimism and cheerfulness, rather than making you impatient, critical or even cowardly!
This has been a fun exercise; I may repeat it in the future with a different colour.
Beautiful images Sarah!
Thank you Anne 😊
Ah, these are all gorgeous, Sarah! I love especially the Majorelle blue.
Thank you Ann Christine – that’s one of my ‘favourite of all time’ photos 😀 And I have another from the same series that I will probably use for your LAC theme this week!
So many wonderful yellows, Sarah 💛💛💛
Thank you – for the comment and for the yellow hearts!
Giving you more 💛💛💛
I echo what so many others have already said here, Sarah. Love the wide variety of images you’ve collected here which portray just how uplifting and beautiful the color yellow can be!
Thank you so much Sylvia – ‘uplifting’ is a great way to describe the colour yellow!
A lovely fun piece Sarah.
Thanks Albert 😀
What a wonderful yellow palette, Sarah! I love your choices–so eclectic and international! The yellow car, turban, dye, and peeling house are so expressive–my favorites for this week! You’ve really embraced the fun part of this challenge. I love it!!
Thank you Patti – it was such a great theme for a challenge 😀 I really enjoyed hunting out these photos and trying to work out the best order!
Wonderful, Sarah. I’m delighted to hear that!!
Brilliant set of yellows in descending order of sizes, Sarah!
Thanks so much Sue 😀
Great selections, great variety. YELLOW!
Thanks John – yes, very yellow 😀
Such a delightful yellow selections from large to small. Thank you for sharing your enjoyable travels.
Thank you Amy 🙂
A wonderful, inspiring collection! It’s surprising that the peeling paint and window still have the brightness of yellow shining.
Thank you very much Ruth 🙂 I guess even old paint looks bright in the sun! I have a bit of a fascination for scruffy paintwork, old wood etc. when it comes to photography – so much more interesting than clean new walls 😆
Yellow is indeed a beautiful colour … in the sky, all the different shades of yellow in flowers, oh and fruit – the beautiful yellow banana … but you won’t find it in my wardrobe (not even yellow underwear 😉).
I love how you’ve chosen your pictures and in all of them, the colour yellow was very appropriate!
Thank you Corna – I didn’t even think about bananas although I must have photos of them somewhere in my files! I’m with you on the question of yellow in the wardrobe – NOT my colour at all!!
What a varied and interesting selection of images Sarah. You excel at this sort of thing
Thank you for that lovely compliment Malcolm 😊
All these photos of yellow are lovely and cheerful. And I so enjoyed your tour around the world, where you gathered all the pictures. I hope you can give us a future tour of all the colors of the rainbow.☺
Thanks so much Rose 🙂 Yes, I must definitely do this again with another colour, or maybe several!
LOL for your closing comment Sarah – your yellows are wonderful. I especially loved the yellow turban and laughed out loud at the sign. Still don’t know what it’s trying to say!!
Thanks for trying to work out that sign – I’m hoping someone will have a moment of inspiration and suggest a possible ‘translation’ 😆 And please, do tell me who you are! You leave some lovely comments for me and I’d love to know who I’m talking to 🙄
Wonderful images, Sarah. Yellow is such a hard colour to wear for most and apart from a creative studio I can’t imagine yellow inside my home. Though in nature yellow looks amazing and fits in so well.
Thanks Suzanne – you’re so right, I can’t wear yellow and wouldn’t want any room painted that shade, but in nature it’s stunning!
Awesome photos Sarah! And I like that strange sign too 😁
Thanks so much Lisa!
I love yellow. In fact, yellow roses are my favorite flower. It is definitely a positive, uplifting color in my world. Love this post. The yellow turban is my favorite today. Very nice.
Thank you Suzanne, I have happy memories of taking that turban photo and many others of the friendly locals in that town. And yellow roses are my favourites too!
So many delightful yellow images. They ‘brightened’ my morning.
Ah, that’s nice to know Pat 🙂
Thank you Margaret 😀
You have given a great selectin of yellow images. I wasn’t aware of yellow’s significance in the personality stakes. I have a friend who has just painted her ‘private’ sitting-room (my children, mobile phones or games consoles allowed) a shocking yellow which I hate. She must be more intelligent than I thought!
Thank you Maris 🙂 I don’t think I could relax in a shocking yellow sitting room!
Sorry, that should have read (above) NO children, mobile phones or games consoles.
Haha yes, I realised that 😁