Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
This week, Anne says: “…show us how color affects your photography. What emotions does it bring to the surface? Which ones are you particularly drawn to?” She asks a very interesting question. A quick look at some of my favorite photos gives me the answer….
I’m drawn to vivid colors–like this purple wisteria on the grounds of Villa Bardini in Florence. This flower and this color telegraph spring, joy and hope.
I love these bright, cheerful lemons in the Giardino delle Rose in Florence. That shade of yellow is so hopeful. It also reminds me of my beautiful mother whose favorite flowers were yellow roses.
This table set for a holiday dinner caught my eye in a shop on Cape Cod. I love the intense and vivid spring colors, signaling a return of longer days with more sunshine and warmth. Maybe someday, I’ll have a dishes and a kitchen highlighting these colors.
And how can I forget red? The color of fire and passion and beauty. Red always catches my eye and holds it for a while.
Here are some other favorite colors from the Glass Museum in Sandwich. I love the deep orange and green shades. They are so rich and vibrant. Their intense colors are so satisfying and rich.
We hope you join us this week for Anne’s Colorful Expressions challenge. Remember to link to her post and use the Lens-Artists tag. This is a fun way to explore our photographic “palette” and reflect on how color influences us.
Many thanks also to Sofia, for her bokeh challenge last week. I really enjoyed exploring bokeh and seeing your wonderful collections. Next week, our special guest host is John RH, of John’s Space, so be sure to visit his site on Saturday, April 23rd at noon.
Until then, have a safe and inspiring week!