Like a Picture

After a 3 month hiatus (ahem), “blanket & a candle” is back! I’ve been dying to do a Like a Picture post on this stunning photograph ever since I pinned it a few months ago. I was worried (and still am) that I wouldn’t be able to do the vivid, gorgeous colors justice in just a simple blanket and a candle. The full-size of this photograph of mountains in the Eastern Congo by artist Richard Mosse is worth checking out, as so much gets lost when you shrink it down. Sure, it’s a treatment done during post-processing (unless there really are hot pink trees somewhere in the world outside of The Lorax), but I don’t really mind.

1. Blanket / 2. Candle / 3. Photograph

I’m back to my old ways and exclusively using Lands Downunder blankets for this series. I’m not even sorry. They are the softest blankets in the world and come in a plethora of colors, all suitable and ready to match to any given photograph. I did just buy two new throw blankets from West Elm recently (they were on sale AND I had a coupon, obviously), but I love the pop of pink and couldn’t find an equivalent from them. I love the way the hobnail on the glass of the candle almost looks like little mountain ridges. Or maybe that’s just my weird brain.

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October 18, 2012 / art / photo / design / LEAVE A COMMENT / 8

8 comments

  • I was already waiting for another blanket & candle installment! Now it’s the perfect time of year for snuggling up under a cozy blanket by candlelight. Those colors are amazing and you nailed them with your finds!

  • that is a really beautiful blanket, er, i mean photograph ; ) i want that blanket so much right now, is it really the softest ever? it looks like it could be true and i love the color!

  • Seriously it’s been three months? Where does the time go!
    Love the blanket, my favourite shade of pink :)

  • This is such a simple and warm idea! Warm because of course blankets and candles are so very warming. I’ve got both with my right now :) Love this post.

  • Ah, it was worth the wait. The pairing is quite perfect for the photo.

  • Yay! I love this series! And I love that blanket. I think there’s too much made up controversy about post processing of photographs. Who the heck cares, right? Art is art, no matter how it got there. My dad is first and foremost a painter and sculptor but for awhile there he was doing photos of the cracks in roads that are filled with that tar and stuff…know what I’m talking about? Then he would colorize the heck out of them in photoshop and they looked like paintings. Supercool, just like that photo is.

    And! I’m thinking I might treat myself to a candle today! So, ha. ;)

  • the blanket, the BLANKET! gorgeous! I would post process any number of pictures to match it if I had to. I do love this picture though….

  • That photo and the colors are stunning! Really cool effect the photographer decided to add in post; It never would have occurred to me. Then, of course, you found the perfect blanket and candle. Nice to have you back, Like a Picture.