Photographer's Note

Watching the news this morning I saw that a painting by the celebrated artist Mark Rothko had been sold at Christie's for a record sum.

Looking at the images reminded me of this shot I took at Walvis Bay salt lagoon recently. There was a low sea mist hanging over the water which was wonderfully tinted by the plankton and the reflected sky.

So today a slightly 'tongue-in-cheek' upload, pity is not worth what the Rothko fetched!

" A SUNSET-coloured painting by Mark Rothko has become the world's most expensive contemporary art work, fetching $86.9 million in a stunningly lucrative auction at Christie's in New York.

Orange, Red, Yellow was as hot on the Christie's block as the colours on the bold, large-scale abstract canvas. A thicket of hands shot up to catch the attention of auctioneer Christopher Burge, bids leaping in increments of a million, sometimes two million dollars.

The hammer finally fell at a hair under $87 million, including final commission, breaking both the previous record for Rothko's most expensive work of $72.84 million and the record for any contemporary work of art at auction, Christie's said."

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