Monday, 7 March 2011

Scarborough Saunter 1 : Printer Test


We were in Scarborough at the weekend and I took this picture of the bathing cabins at the North Bay for a specific purpose. My old colour printer died a couple of weeks ago and I have just invested in a new one. But with all the winter-grey photographs of recent months there has been nothing to properly test its ability to reproduce vibrant colour. Just printed a copy of this. It passed.

16 comments:

Valerie said...

I felt decidedly cheered when I saw this picture. It's amazing how colour can lift the spirit.

Chairman Bill said...

I've seen a very similar photo in one of the mem-sahib's Sunday colour supplements - the female kind.

Rosie said...

Very, very colorful Alan!! At this moment, I am experiencing snow and at times freezing rain, so this is a very inviting photo!!

Roy said...

Great shot! You could also probably use it to calibrate the colors in your monitor. Heh, heh!

This reminds me of Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod. There's an old Methodist summer colony there comprised of a bunch of mini Queen Anne-style "Painted Lady" Victorian cabins, complete with turrets and gingerbread ornamentation and trim, but realy only one story cabins. They're as brightly colored as your bathing cabins.

Sunny said...

LOVE it! So cheerful on this dreary day!
☼ Sunny

Far Side of Fifty said...

Spring colors in bath buildings..thanks for sharing...lovely colors to brighten anyones day! :)

jennyfreckles said...

Ah, these very same beachhuts have featured several times in our camera club competitions! Certainly a very cheery subject - who could resist?

Betsy said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Michael and Hanne said...

Lovely colors Alan, try in infrared B&W??
Very original Scarboro...' We don't see the castle anywhere....

The Retired One said...

Fabulous photo..I loved this one!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Alan,

I love your cheerful house photo ... way cool! Thanks so much for stopping by on my SS post. Have a wonderful week!

Kathy

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful shot!

L. D. Burgus said...

This is an amazing sight to see. I really like color and this use of color is so fantastic. I bet your printer let out a sigh of relief after it printed this one.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Great shot and the colors really make it pop out, Alan. This photo could be used for any number of themes, such as repetition.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Wow - great colours. Again Scarborough is one of those places I've only ever visited through postcards and photographs. Another place to add to the ever increasing list.

Mmm said...

What a great idea for testing your printer. It certainly passes the muster I'm sure with that wide of a variety of colour. LOL. Great shot too. Always wanted to go here adn never have made it yet.