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The Empty Paint Pot
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March 23 2006: <br> The Empty Paint Pot
23-MAR-2006 IMG_45445

March 23 2006:
The Empty Paint Pot

I nearly didnít do Bev and Leeís challenge today ďCelebrating SpringĒ, as Iím no great lover of photographing flowers and animals, and donít have any patience to catch birds. I had a completely different idea for today, but that really didnít work. But then I discovered this old pot, which actually had Ronseal in it, not paint. I do suffer from diyphobia so the fact that the pot was empty had a certain appeal.

So Iím celebrating spring, as other people will be doing DIY and not me!

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Roe..25-Mar-2006 12:46
you've won the yummy contest!..I title you King Of Yummy..v
SRW25-Mar-2006 00:18
Stunning colours! And that is a great angle... (V)
Ann LT24-Mar-2006 16:15
Very creative. I don't know what I love more,the perspective or the colors. V
Karen Stuebing24-Mar-2006 11:39
Fantastic capture. Diyphobia? I'll have too look that one up. Super lighting and colors and shadow.
Guest 24-Mar-2006 10:58
I thought you were going to call it 'Scraping the Barrel' ;-)
Dan Chusid24-Mar-2006 07:57
Never heard of Ronseal.
I use a lot of paint too.
TimA24-Mar-2006 07:57
For me, DIY stopped when photography started. No time to do both!
Interesting lighting. A torch under the can, and then a light from above perhaps? Great colours too.
shatterbug24-Mar-2006 04:55
Love this! A wonderful idea, well executed! V.
carol j. phipps24-Mar-2006 02:11
This is exciting work, richly colorful and creative.
JD24-Mar-2006 00:08
Very nice textures and colors. Wouldn't I know what it is after reading you text, I would be puzzled!
Sharon Rogers23-Mar-2006 22:58
Omg, I almost googled diyphobia .. Love the angle and light.
laine8223-Mar-2006 22:49
Well if you don't have 'spring' in your step, you had better 'hop' to it :>)
J. Scott Coile23-Mar-2006 22:43
Masterful light! Drenched in color and interest.
Stu23-Mar-2006 21:45
This is simply superb, Ray. Would you be interested in a swap?
KimKong23-Mar-2006 21:20
God! It took me a while to get what diyphobia means!
I'm defenitely Diyphobiac! So now tell us how you are celebrating the spring,
if you do not shoot birds, animals, flowers and do not DIY? ;)
I must add, I would have never guessed what your PAD was and I really like the colors.
I don't know how you always get those splendid deep colors, I never get anywhere close to those.
JW23-Mar-2006 21:12
Genius picture but even more, er, clever commentary!
Bob Floyd23-Mar-2006 21:01
Great "away from the mainstream" shot for the Challenge. Love the detail in the bottom of the paint can. Very interesting and well done.
Carole Stevens23-Mar-2006 20:38
Unusual shot lovley idea,I love the cracks in the paint! I couldnt find any flowers out here, so had to resort to a twig leaf for the Spring thing desparate EH!
Guenter Eh23-Mar-2006 18:43
You are pumping out one eye catcher after another Ray! Genius!!!
beverley harrison23-Mar-2006 18:23
i really like this one ray, strange as it is, its very eyecatching!!