Thursday, August 7, 2008

Stuff: Shiny Red and Fresh Green

This lil beauty was parked infront of Terry's house. Begging to be shot. Like a kid with a lolly.

This is the back road I use 8 million times a day. It never ceases to take my breath away... flying down a steep, shaded hill, then confronted by a wall of bright, sparkling green. I say sparkling green, because it reminds me of these Donovan lyrics: "Green is the color of the sparkling corn, in the morning, when we rise. That's the time I love the best." It was in a Kohl's commercial during the late summer of 2002. Color songs from commercials just stick with me. For years. Like the Nick Drake song, "Pink." From the Volkswagon Cabrio commercial.

My street: A crossroads where an abandoned gas station meets a well-manicured house.

We have a fire engine mechanic shop in our town. When we have guests in from other towns, I like to make them feel welcome. (this one is pronounced Minnie-Olah)

GREEN jalepeno pepper from our garden. 
I needed a pretty veggie for a promotional piece I was working on for E&T Plastics...

There is nothing like a sun-warmed, ripe pepper.

I shot it really fast, on the floor in my basement. (vinyl flooring is GREAT for photoshoots.)

Then I convinced the hubby to make some guacamole for dinner :-)

View of the Little Neck Bay marshlands, from the Long Island Railroad


Krissy said...

Great shots!! I'm going to have to look into this polymer cutting board thing :)

The pink moon song is one of my favorites!!!

nadia said...

What a great post! I am in love with that car!!! and i could eat guacamole everyday!

Jessie Cacciola said...

wooo, lovely! xo

Fifi Flowers said...

Did you say this was a giveaway... I hope I WIN that red car...LOL!!!
That is a dreamy car... ooooh and RED... LOVE IT!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love your study of red & green! (LOL at Minnie-Olah ;-)

And, unfortunately for my butt and gut, I can't get enough guac! Your photo made my stomach rumble.

stacy said...

to be honest, as soon as I saw the chili pepper, all i wanted was mexican food.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

fantastic post heidi! you make long island look so lovely--mineola!! and lovely shot from the lirr!

Murray said...

I wish my husband could make Guacamole!! The marsh shot is my favorite, soft and quick... I like all your shots from the train come to think of it.

pve design said...

makes me want to take great photos like this, drive a red car and eat more green. lovely shots.
lol - min-e-o-lah!