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!


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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World of Color #1

As the fantasy progressed…

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World of Color #2

a peaceful warmth emerged…

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World of Color #3

…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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  2. Oh WOW WOW WOW!! I’m entranced by your photo work!!! Gorgeous and glorious! And I really appreciated what you said about escaping into TV programs…I thought I was the only one 🙂

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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. 🙂


    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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  3. I hope you continue to play with enhancing your photos. Loved seeing the progression into fantasy. I think I like the second one the best. The light on the water is truly magical. ❤

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