05 April 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.
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.
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