WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

05 April 2013

Lens:

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

Pens:

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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