Fantasy world of color

Inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Fantasy

Your challenge is to use the theme of Fantasy and take it into your choice of creative directions; be it an image of your fantasy location, a fantasy that is in your mind, or whatever speaks fantasy to you!

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Does anyone remember watching the Walt Disney show on television…with the tagline “The Wonderful World of Color?”

Walt Disney’s “Wonderful World of Color” was one of my favorite programs when I was growing up. First only in black & white…and when I was 11…finally in color. When my grandparents gave us a Zenith color TV for Christmas.  What a revelation! Color!

The show was broadcast on one of only three (!) network channels on Sunday night right before the Ed Sullivan show. A million years ago.

If I was lucky – and my mother didn’t notice that my sister, brother and I were still up – the Sullivan show morphed into Bonanza.

I escaped through television back then. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the make-believe lives of Donna, Samantha, Gilligan, Beaver, Chip & Ernie and Clark fueled my imagination for what an alternative reality might be. Unrealistic of course, but when you’re a little kid, you don’t know any better. It was a welcome relief to watch kind loving families with problems where it all eventually worked out. When the day was saved by a flying mouse. Or a flying man in a suit. Or even…a flying nun. When the world was a happy place in the end.

My fantasy photo for Frank’s challenge appeared to me on a walk yesterday.

A spot where grass and trees and water and light coalesced…

Via my magical, yet rudimentary, computer software – it emerged in its own wonderful world of color…

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…and as the fantasy progressed…

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a peaceful warmth emerged…

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…my fantasy revealed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “Fantasy world of color

  1. Great thoughts! I too remember watching these shows, especially the Walt Disney show. And Mighty Mouse. Imagine, just three channels! I like the color progression in your photos too. ❤️

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      1. So did I, hours and hours! I kind of wish there were still only 3 channels…I watch entirely too much TV, instead of reading, with Comcast cable package that bundles my Internet and phone along with TV channel lineup. But the plus side is that I can get most of those shows you mentioned…last week I watched an episode of Bonanza guest-starring Julie Harris–WOW 🙂 As to your photography, I’ve collected several now, for poems later on (post NaNo)–assuming you’re agreeable, I will enjoy collaborating with you (full credit/links to you always). Blessings to you as we fly toward Turkey Day–will you be doing a big family day & meal?

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      2. I also get Comcast for TV, but don’t watch as much as I did when I was younger. It is tempting though! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. No big family day here – our kids live 500 miles away. We’ll be joining some friends instead. 🙂

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to play with the color. I was never the artist in the family, but this feels like art to me!
      We must have been a generation of TV watchers (from the feedback I’ve been getting)…after we came in from playing outside all day. 🙂

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