Can you believe I had over 200 photos of “red” subjects? I took pictures of everything in this city that was red. A Starburst wrapper on the sidewalk. My neighbor’s tomatoes. The hubs’ car. The toolbox in our garage. Flowers. Food packaging. Drinks. Strangers. Strangers’ babies. You name it and I saw red, I snapped away.
Then I had an idea. And if this idea worked, it could be the money shot. So I said to AmyHasBangs, “I want you, in that hat, against that wall.” Or something like that. I very well could have ended that command with “pretty please? with sugar on top?” No less than 5 seconds after I stuck my camera in her face, I knew I found the one. Don’t you love that feeling? In a fraction of the time I’d already spent focusing on red things, those 200 photos uploaded on my PC didn’t matter any more. I smile just thinking about it.
Here is my red:
This is my favorite weekly so far. I know it’s only week four, but I’m going to have a hard time beating the triumphant feeling I had when I took this picture. Amy’s big, blue eyes are perfect. And her bangs… her bangs make me speechless. And the hat? Well, it’s red.
I did some post processing by boosting the color and adding some contrast. Then I applied The Pioneer Woman’s seventies action. After inspection I yelled “TA-DA!” I love absolutely everything about this photo; nothing AmyHasBangs will say will change my mind. Bootifool!
For next week, the challenge is “medicine.” If you’re up for the challenge, feel free to join any time. The more perspectives, the better. And don’t forget to check out the flickr pool’s photos or click on the challenger roll – everyone’s doing a kickass job and finding really cool things to photograph. I heart the challenge!