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Say it in Blue!

By Chinga
The Theme: Colour
This trees were seen near St Pauls in London... Some of the shots will show the effect.
I am trying to make up my mid if I like it... What do you think? Strange, fun, or bizarre?
From June 25th trees in the heart of the capital have been painted blue to create an art installation for the City of London Festival.
But they're also part of a campaign to raise awareness about the decline of trees in inner-city London.
Charity Trees for Cities want people to stop and notice the trees, which are so often taken for granted.
The intention is that the installation will raise awareness of the significant decline of our city trees over the last decade, and the threats they face from climate change, pests and diseases such as Ash dieback.

Tags: Colour Photo journalism General Flowers and plants

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Comments


Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Sep 2013 12:44PM
I would call it bizarre.
I hope the blue paint doesn't hurt the trees!

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johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 1:04PM
SmileSmileSmileSmile
John.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
3 Sep 2013 1:18PM
Weird and other worldly look Isabel - but interesting though Smile
3 Sep 2013 1:24PM
I really dont like the fact that humans think they should change nature....
Trees is trees ...... not bright blue
What idea is it giving children????????
I think it is being destructive of a living organiam
O.K. my rant over
A good reportive set oif images from you...
3 Sep 2013 1:36PM
I am afraid I find it bizarre. Nature should not be meddled with.

Harriet
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
3 Sep 2013 1:41PM

Quote:I really dont like the fact that humans think they should change nature....
Trees is trees ...... not bright blue
What idea is it giving children????????
I think it is being destructive of a living organiam
O.K. my rant over
A good reportive set oif images from you...



Have to agree, if kids did this they would be called vandals.

Regards

Trev.
3 Sep 2013 1:51PM
Your images are good - but of a bizarre idea!
However - maybe it's working.
We're talking about it.
3 Sep 2013 2:10PM
There is nothing comparable to the beauty of Mother Nature...
George
3 Sep 2013 2:15PM

Quote:I really dont like the fact that humans think they should change nature....
Trees is trees ...... not bright blue
What idea is it giving children????????
I think it is being destructive of a living organiam
..................

Have to agree, if kids did this they would be called vandals.

Regards

Trev.



I second Trev's comment, sorry Isabel. Well seen though

Lavina
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 2:55PM
..and contractors severing the roots during underground service installationsSad

Adrian

PS Ta muchlyWink
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
3 Sep 2013 3:03PM
Can't say that it appeals to me, Isabel Sad As you will remember, a lot of our trees here are painted white, but that is to stop the pests. Carol
3 Sep 2013 3:10PM
Interesting capture. I wondered where blue berries came from. Grin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Sep 2013 3:38PM
Very strange but true here Isabel.
I can see the point in raising the awareness regarding trees.
But reckon there must be a better way than this !!
Mick.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Sep 2013 4:31PM
A very worthwhile cause with no damage to anything... see the web site here .


"A biologically-safe, water-based colourant that has been specifically developed for this project is used in this artwork. It has been in use since 2005 with no risk to trees, wildlife, humans or waterways."

Dave
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:32PM
I found something similar in the Lickey Hills a few years ago - thankfully the rain has washed all the colour away now.
Helen
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:05PM

Quote:I really dont like the fact that humans think they should change nature....
Trees is trees ...... not bright blue
What idea is it giving children????????
I think it is being destructive of a living organiam
O.K. my rant over
A good reportive set oif images from you...



A quote and a feeling which rings so very true.

Regards Nathan
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:29PM
Oh dear......... I am a bit of a tree fan, I dont like it at all..... ( not your pic's Isabel) what they have done. SadSad I appreciate trees everyday, they are beautiful and hate the sound of a chainsawSadSadTongue I dont think this is a good idea, its just likely to give other "unappreciating" individuals ideas.
Diane
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
3 Sep 2013 8:15PM
well reported Isabel, good set.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 8:45PM
Well its certainly got people talking here Isabel, Living in a forest i think they would get sick of trying to paint all my trees but good point made and excellent shots and reportage
3 Sep 2013 8:49PM
Well reported images Isabel but we have to respect nature.
Effrossini
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
3 Sep 2013 8:57PM

Quote:I would call it bizarre.
I hope the blue paint doesn't hurt the trees!


I have the same pics from my trip to London in July, I hated the fact that they painted the trees blue, surely the paint stops the trees from breathing....the guy who thought it up should be painted red and left out to dry
Well captured thoughGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Sep 2013 10:13PM
Great captures, Isabel - they should have left the trees as they were, me thinks!!

Richard
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Sep 2013 11:01PM
There not my sort of images, however, I do appreciate the work getting there!!
Potra 3 Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 12:07AM
V1 and V5 are excellent shots, Isa, regardless of my personal opinion on the subject photographed.
M
4 Sep 2013 8:46AM
not keen on the coloured trees but being that they are to raise awareness then good. and your shots bring it even further so more are made aware of the decline in trees. Without them we would die. So thank you for showing these shots!
4 Sep 2013 9:57AM
blue looks strange. but other aspects of the images are excelelnt.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 12:55AM
I presume no trees were hurt in the exercise - it certainly draws attention -
I just hope people get the right message.
KateGrinGrin

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