I never realize how often or how little I see certain colors until the color challenges. It really makes me see the world through a different set of eyes. That’s the point though, no?
Everything I saw this past week that was orange was a sign, a barrel, a flashing light or a flower. But the point of this challenge, for me anyways, was to stop photographing flowers – I do it all of the time and I thought the challenge would pull me away from that. But the flowers were so pretty and hypnotic and blowing in the breeze…
Don’t worry. I stayed away from the orange flowers.
Here is my orange:
I figured I’d end up going this route but to be completely and utterly honest: I dig it. I dig the angle, the blue sky, the buildings in the background, all of it. The colors were bright and vibrant but I decided to play with layers and desaturate the image because the orange sign was so “WHOA!” and I’m not a big fan of orange and well, I changed it to my liking. That’s how I roll.
You roll your way. I roll my way. Just make sure you roll on over to check out the flickr pool’s photos or click on the challenger roll. (I know I’m a dweeb. I don’t need verbal verification. Thank you. Come again.)
Now next week’s subject is “smile”. I’m hoping to see a lot of faces but I think that we can find smiles in almost anything. Remember, it’s all about how you interpret the subject – there are no boundaries of the imagination. Just have fun with it.