771.8 Miles

Vespa dials with color palette.

This Vespa is chained outside the Chinese chancery on Connecticut Ave. in Kalorama. It’s evidently been there for awhile, as the headlamp has been busted and someone’s tagged it with graffiti.

My eye was drawn to the shiny dials and the paint job’s lovely shade of celadon green. Closer inspection reveals varied but integrated colors—and not necessarily the ones you’d expect. One of the pleasures of color-mining images you already like is uncovering the hidden hues and values that contribute to its richness.


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Gravestone at Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, VALike so many others, this word entered the written English language (from French) courtesy of Mr. Shakespeare…
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3 Responses to 771.8 Miles
  1. David Memphis MOJO Smith
    March 7, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    Wonder why the owner left it there.

  2. NT
    March 7, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    Me too!

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