Normally I’m the pop of colour!
I LOVE colour and wear a pop of colour whenever I can. (In case you don’t believe me I have orange shoes, orange jeans, an orange car and an orange suitcase – yes, orange is my favourite colour!). Today I was greeted with the cheery comment “you look like a liquorice all-sort today”. I like a spot of red, orange or yellow even if it’s only in accessories.
I love taking photos full of colour and brightness and see the world in a bright sparkly light. It’s hard to find a photo that I’ve taken that has just a pop of colour.
So when I saw today’s prompt of use one colour to add life or drama to your shot, I was very happy. Until I went out for my afternoon walk/run and started looking for colour pops, that is. The Australian bush is a particularly unique green not known for it’s brightness and the pine forest is even less likely to have colour pops just at the moment. I had an incident recently while out running – I nearly trod on a snake! The first thought, after I registered that it was a snake, was that it had a beautiful yellow belly. This went flashing though my mind while I jumped over it. My heart was beating so fast and I was hoping that he wouldn’t come after me. All the same, I still had time to notice his beautiful yellow belly.
Colours can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. The colours in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Colour can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.
I think this photo suits the prompt the most from the few photos that I took while out today. It’s a track through the pine forest that has pink ribbons as markers and it’s unfortunate that you can’t see the other ribbons all the way down the track. They brightened up the drab pine forest no end.
I also like this photo of my blue shoelace on the brown dirt.
I look forward to seeing the way others interpret a pop of colour.
PS. I couldn’t help myself and had to change the spelling of ‘colour’ from the American version.