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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hunting for color on a cloudy day at Plaza

On a whim, I went back to Oklahoma City's Plaza District on 16th street today, wanting some photos for watercolors. It was chilly and windy, and by the time I got there, light cloud cover. No sunlight, so the colors were muted. And I found lots of gray buildings too, like Saints and The Mule. But there is color there, and these have been computer enhanced on saturation. 
So?
My favorite...the green door. Remember that song, "Who's that behind the Green Door?" Of course you don't, unless you're my age. And I end this with a pink elephant, outside the white Empire pizza place. Use your imagination.

























































































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