WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

05 April 2013


Golden Shoreline, Delaware City, Nikon DSLR, March 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Golden Shoreline, Delaware City, Nikon DSLR, March 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013


Today’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of color. While it may seem like an easy target to hit, it takes the correct balance to give a stilled moment a punch.

To be true to the challenge requires an approach that considers the evergreen range of possibilities. That’s a task, because there are obvious and not-so-obvious opportunities, which can be solved with linear and non-linear thinking.

One of the most striking effects of color use is when a photo is converted to black and white. Then a part of the composition is highlighted with one hue. With the right editing this technique can have stunning results.

Google Images

Google Images

Color can have a subtle or persistent catch of the eye. It can fade or breeze through an image with brilliance. We are so inundated with a visual landscape of hues that we often cannot see the variations on the color wheels of life.

In the Lens section is a photograph that I captured two weeks ago. When I spied the golden swath of grasses on the shoreline, I was pulled into the mass effect. It reminded me of autumn’s magic, and yet it was spring.

These grasses hug the water’s edge, and survived a winter of harsh winds. They stayed to welcome a new season of rejuvenation, which will cover the entire area with unimaginable coloration.

Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.

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26 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

  1. Beautiful juxtaposition of blue and yellow!

  2. That is one serene , wonderful shoreline. The grass looked like golden threads. As for the red shoe, irresistibly beautiful.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    That’s stunning colour. When I lived in Cairo/Egypt I used to notice colour and find it so rich and intense and I am sure it was the background of the desert colours that intensified the richness of blue or green or red or……. I noticed that in contrast to these subtle desert hues, people dressed brightly and furnished their homes brightly (eg carpets). In my part of New Zealand, where the environment/landscape is rich with colour, people tend to dress and furnish their homes in more modest monotone colours. Our relationship with colour fascinates me.

    • I’m intrigued by your analysis. It makes sense that the human condition would compensate for its exterior surroundings. That would make a fabulous post. Thanks.

      • Gallivanta says:

        I think we must need to colour balance our world. I am not sure. I don’t know enough about colours and our perception of them.

      • The true beauty of our humanity is each of us has an individual perception of our universe. Color is among the instigators and triggers. It offers a continuum of influences upon us. Thanks.

  4. rowena says:

    Really feels like a 5:00 p.m. moment when the sun is long and strong

  5. Gracie says:

    Lovely capture, Sally! Well done. Perfect for the challenge.

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  7. Stunning photograph. I’ve never been to a golden shoreline but now I want to visit one.

    Thanks for sharing this. Cheers!

  8. aket95 says:

    You’ve got tons of awards. WOW. I need to check your blog out.

  9. aket95 says:

    Love the second picture

  10. Lovely warm image and well penned words….

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