Pastel City

It is uncanny how you were just thinking “What is a Pastel anyway?”. That though had occurred to me as well, so I HEY GOOGLE, HEY SIRI, and Wikipediaed my way to a definitive answer.  Still somewhat uncertain I thought it wise to check with the folks at Pantone. Having declared the colour of the year for 2024 to be Peach Fuzz I assumed they would have the best answer. Then it occurred to me that ‘hands on learning’ is often the best teacher so I, HEY MOTHER NATURE’d my way outside before the crack of dawn. (Yah.. I know… big deal in mid January.) Setting up a crash course in pastel understanding turned out to be revealing. Here are the results of spending an hour with the Mother of all teachers.

Early morning at the weir in Saskatoon. What a great way to lift my spirits for a full day of joy.

Thanks for sharing in my Pastel Party.

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8 Comments

  1. Joe Shorthouse January 30, 2024 at 9:55 pm #

    Trent – what a beautiful photographic essay. Each image warms the heart. Many thanks for braving the cold so early in the morning and for sharing your results.
    Cheers
    Joe and Marilyn in Sudbury

  2. Robert January 30, 2024 at 9:25 pm #

    Just Gorgeous!

  3. Linda Landine January 30, 2024 at 9:01 am #

    Oh Trent you do it every time. Absolutely fabulous

  4. Nola leighton January 29, 2024 at 11:23 am #

    Trent, those shots are stunning! No artist can outdo Mother Nature.Pastel purity and perfection. Thanks so much.

  5. Leona January 29, 2024 at 10:25 am #

    Absolutely lovely. Thank you, Trent.

  6. Margaret January 29, 2024 at 9:19 am #

    Thanks for reminding us of the beauty all around us Trent.
    Is that a bufflehead?

  7. Earl Eidem January 29, 2024 at 7:16 am #

    Oh WOW! Those are magnificent examples of pastels. The colors in those scenes must make the Pantone scientists run back to their lab.

  8. Jan January 29, 2024 at 6:23 am #

    Pastel, yes Mother Nature’s Palette. She begins and ends her day with colour. Thank You Trent.

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