Tie Dye Street Art

2/12/13 -120-


This set of photos was taken on January 15, 2013 at various times through out the morning.
The location was in Washington DC throughout the city.
The "Take It!" was once again the randomness as well as how vivid the colors are in them.  As there has been a photo dedicated to this subject in the past - this is a new tribute to just how versatile these bits of pollution can be.  All agreed that in spite of how they came to exist - the colors never fail to impress. 
The shape of the inner rings of color are for the most part concise and the structure of the color itself, fairly consistent.  The outer edge is entirely  another matter.  As this group shows - the outer part can look like any number of things including, the illustration they give on the weather channel of a hurricane, a jelly fish, or a family portrait - lol.
I hope you enjoy imagining what these look like as much as I did while both photographing them and making up this little story for them.  
These things are so easy to photo - you are all invited to take some pictures of them using your cell phones. Just watch for the color bursts immediately after there has been rain after a dry spell.  The rain sets them free.
Wishing you a happy day that is filled with unexpected color - no matter what the source.


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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Sarah (Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:38)

    Wow, this makes me want to go outside and somehow try this. I assume its just oil/gas and water.

  • #2

    Treehugger (Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:39)

    This is cool. Not natural at all, which is usually my thing, but cool nonetheless. It reminds me of being in kindergarten and having to paint with a straw by blowing into it onto the paint.

  • #3

    Gabe (Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:40)

    The second one reminds me of a sea jelly. Really fun looking project...

  • #4

    whutzzat (Wednesday, 13 February 2013 13:35)

    Sarah: We are not sure how to recreate this project. If we find out we will be sure to post here with proper instruction.

    Treehugger: Your art teacher was a very creative individual as I have never heard of such an art style.

    Gabe: I have since taken more photo's like these that have interesting designs to them. They will be posted at some point in the future.

    Wishing you all the best,

  • #5

    Gabe (Wednesday, 13 February 2013 13:36)

    Awesome if they are anything like these then they'll be golden!

  • #6

    Jeff (Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:19)

    Those are really neat looking. My driveway leaves similar marks after a good rain. However they are much less colorful.

  • #7

    Sarah (Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:20)

    I'll keep my eyes peeled too thx!

  • #8

    Kerri (Saturday, 23 February 2013 00:04)

    I really like these photos. They are very colorful and unique.