16 November 2012
Let me know which is your favorite and why.
There are a myriad of shades of green: chartreuse, lime, jade, emerald, celadon, teal, olive, mint… Or apple green, neon green, forest green, fern green… Of course, a primary color has solid feet planted in the lexicon. And green’s fame keeps growing, because this color continues to redefine itself in the popular culture.
When I saw that it was the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, my photographs with large swaths of verdant areas were green with envy–casting themselves as worthy entries. I had to intervene.
Green’s usage throughout today’s evergreen language could take up miles of space, but suffice it to mention a few from the past and present: the Green Party, fried green tomatoes, green technology, green tea, green gardening…And remember Kermit the Frog’s byline: “it’s not easy being green.” So the interpretation for this week’s challenge can be wide and broad.
Photographs can include: soft greens, bright greens, camouflage greens, raging greens. Think: nature and Mother Nature. Green helps to make the color wheel spin round and round throughout days, nights and our dreams.
My entries are more traditional, but each has its own tonal quality that re-imagines the visual landscape of the color. Green is a distant runner with marvelous twenty-first century connotation. As a descriptor it easily stakes its place in the annuals of the history of color.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.