Blue Bottles, Yellow Sky by SuddenJim

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Taken at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, Texas, USA. This was such an interesting image, taken in the late morning on a partly cloudy day, the sun was unbearble. Love the contrast between the dead tree limbs, the blue bottles and the creamy sky and clouds.

Canon 550D
F – F/11
Exp 1/125 sec
ISO 100


bottles, glass, blue


  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    I wonder how they got those bottles up that high in the old dead tree,,,great photo of it Jim,,,Rick

  • probably took the tree from somewhere else, added the bottles and then raised the tree again, thanks rick

    – SuddenJim

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾almost 3 years ago

    the composition in this is phenomenal Jim, and the complimentary colors really make this jump off the screen and command attention, well spotted and translated

  • thank you much jeff, as soon as i saw this i knew it would turn into an awesome image, i was however surprised at the perspective aspect, turns out to be one of my most cherished photos

    – SuddenJim

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

    How cool! love the colors! I never knew about bottles on a tree until I moved to the south…which is why I love it here so much…it is almost another country! Beautiful work!

  • well, depending on where in the south you are referencing i would agree, some spots are like being in a different country, smile, thank you much karen

    – SuddenJim

  • trish725
    trish725almost 3 years ago

    Fascinating! :-)

  • i thought so, thanks trish

    – SuddenJim

  • SadieLu
    SadieLualmost 3 years ago

    interesting, we try to bring the sky within our reach…I love cobalt glass.

  • a very cool display for sure, thanks sadie

    – SuddenJim

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    NatureGreeting...almost 3 years ago

    Nice shot! I made a bottle tree once, and enjoyed it till the dead tree finally fell LOL!

  • thank you

    – SuddenJim

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations, this image has been featured in the Art of Glass group.

  • many thanks ursula

    – SuddenJim

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 3 years ago

  • thank you very much

    – SuddenJim

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • many thanks

    – SuddenJim

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    This is totaly cool Jim, love the contrasting colors!

  • it was one of those scenes where you see and you just know it’s going to be a good picture, thanks diane

    – SuddenJim

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