For a small town, Eaton is full of big color. During our walk, Todd and I were amazed at the lovely colors that adorned the homes and business downtown. It was as if we’d turned the corner and walked into Charleston’s Rainbow Row. Red, blue, and even purple and yellow make up Eaton’s downtown palette. Other small towns should take note. It really does help spruce up and bring excitement into downtown.
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I LOVE bright colored buildings!
Thanks seakist. Me too. I was impressed. Many small towns are drab and colorless. Not this one.
How do you feel about colorful cars? My husband has a gold PT Cruiser and I have a flip color blue/purple Hyundai. We think silver cars are so boring 🙂
Yeah, I’ve got two more Eaton photos sets and one has an old time bright orange car. 🙂
I can’t wait to see it!
If all these buildings were cakes and pastries, I would gladly lick off the cream..and feel so good like a huge giant, who came to visit Eaton, with Todd, you and me..
Sounds tasty! 🙂
These remind me of my home in sydney… It’s (mustard-ish) yellow and sky blue… I think it’s kind of um, bleh? But it makes my house easy to spot. ;D
I’ve always liked Yellow and Blue together. 🙂
Haha, then I guess you’d like the colour of my house then.. I’ll post a photo of it later. (when I want to 😛 )
Yes please do. 🙂
Then I’ll post it in about 2 days. (I’ll be able to by then) 😉
I have always been a fan of highly saturated vivid photography. These fit that bill nicely. The shots taken with the blown out sky could have been even more dramatic with a triple shot at under-perfect-over exposures then HDR applied. Love the shots. Nice job.
First of all, Thanks! Second of all, I’m all for suggestions and learning. Sounds interesting but I have no clue how to do it and I’m not quite sure what the end result would look like. I can’t visualize it. So that means you have to come to Ohio and show me or fly me to where ever you are for instruction! 😉
HDR is High Dynamic Range. It is accomplished by taking several images of the same subject on. Tripod so they,at h exactly. One image is take for each area to be perfectly exposed. Obviously some areas on each image will be over/under exposed but when all of the images are merged with software the entire image is perfect. It’s a great way to bring up blown out skies and backlight issues.
Thank you for explaining. I know HDR is a setting on cameras and I had an idea of what it was. Thanks for clarifying. 🙂
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Have a wonderful day!
Thanks Creative Garden.
Bright clours to cheer up a monochrome day here in the UK
Hey, it’s one of those crappy days here. Too cold and cloudy for venturing and a few snow spits to boot.
These are beautiful, love the colours. If you’re ever in Cape Town you should check out a place called Bo-Kaap, I grew up there and the houses are all different colours, from lime green to purple. Very pretty in a quirky, odd way.
I would love to visit S.A. Cape Town sounds wonderful. Maybe I can make it there in the future. 🙂
Your photos just made my day! Here in London is wet and miserable
It’s cloudy and cold here today. This was yesterday. 🙂
Thanks. They do have some nice colors there.
Gorgeous. I really like the detail shots, too.
I’m sure you know from my blog posts that I’d be a BIG fan of buildings like this … and you are right I LOVE it!!!!
FABULOUS forward thinking to paint the town in distinctive beautiful colours, I totally commend whoever’s idea this was…too many places are dull, drab and same same… you REMEMBER when you’ve been in Eaton for certain LOL!!! (this post has now put it onto my long “to do” travel list too)
Thanks. They did a good job with painting the buildings and making them look exciting. 🙂
Beautiful, vibrant and uplifting! Thanks for sharing.
This is so cool! I love this town and I haven’t even been there haha! 🙂
Rosie, I am glad you like the photos. Thanks.
I suggested our small town do something like this about a year ago.
Great idea. Have they done it?
Wow, we need some bright colours like this where I live in Sicily! Here the law ways every building must be painted sandy yellow – I mean, every single building. It looks so dreary and sometimes plan ugly.
Really? But, you have wonderful beaches close by, right?
OHIO – must be such a wonderful region. Your fotos lead me to come over and to have a look by myself – although it is just mostly enjoying to see and “feel” your great pictures 🙂 . I have to google always the places, as I never have been to that part of the States… unfortunately 😦 ! I think that you will take amazing foto of my adopted home – Tuscany. Did you ever been there and made some fotos? If so, I would be glad if you can send me the link.
I have never been to Italy. It’s on my list. Maybe soon!
Thank you for visiting and following my blog! When you will come to Tuscany, I would be happy to recommend some nice places (not overcrowded), if you like. Feel free to contact me. In the meantime I will explore Ohio through your photos 🙂 All the best, Katharina
Thanks Katharina. I would love to visit and if we every do, I’ll get in touch.
Another excellent set.
What a feast of colour so well presented by you.
Your town is very pretty & colorful.. I’ve never Seen a quainter IKEA!
Thanks soulofspice but it’s not my home. I was only visiting. And, it’s just a home that has Ikea’s colors. 🙂 I was just being silly. Glad you like the photos.
😉 and I thought you were a photographer taking extreme pride in yr pix which r lovely..
I love the color!
Thank you so much. 🙂
Stunning colors and stunning buildings – a bit like Ireland, but a bit bigger, but the same intense color combinations on the houses. 230 Club is my pick off the day – and I think its a pity that in “Bright Colors” doesn’t show more of the house – that would be a stunning photo – and I like that you hold the camera on an angel. Stunning photos of an intense colorful town.
Thanks viveka. I am glad you like them. 🙂
You and your camera … does a brilliant job.
I love the colored rustic houses!!! Beautiful!
I really, really like this post. The actual colors of all the buldings are so interesting and so pretty.
Thanks so much. I am glad you like. 🙂 🙂
Seth, the colours are so vivid and brilliant. I love the architecture!! A perfect place to live.
I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link to my reblog tastings page?
No, go ahead. 🙂 Thanks.
Teresa and I LOVE small towns – especially colorful ones! These pics are stunning and capture the “feel” of a small town. Excellent.
Thanks Sheila. I have one more set from Eaton coming up soon.
The blue with gold bordering house/castle is my favorite.
Thanks. It’s a house, I think. It’s very nice.
Ha good! We used to live in Amsterdam, NY and although the city is an utter mess these days there’s some great beauty amongst the older homes and factories there.
Wow… These photos are beautiful; they make me want to visit Eaton! All your photos are glorious. Thanks for liking my post, though I have no idea how you came across it 😛
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them! Hope to see you more.
These photos are absolutely brilliant. I love Victorian and Victorian-inspired architecture.. the little details of the cornices and the awnings, the colors… you captured them beautifully. :]
Thanks Ashley, you made my day!
That’s some incredibly bold brick-plumage. Another gorgeous set of photos. 🙂
So pretty! When I think of a small town I think of something like this. I want to live there!
🙂 Well, there are some interesting things thats for sure. But something tells me you’d be bored really fast. 🙂
So full of color!
All the best
Wow. Great pictures of such vividly colored buildings! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Mark. I am glad you like them.
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