Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's Photolife--Colors

What a different a little color can make!
A focal point doesn't hurt either, but just look at the color. The pink flowers up front really make the picture pop, as opposed to...
Color is one of the things that inspires me most when I'm taking nature pictures. I especially love when the sky is a million (ok, maybe not a million) shades of pink and blue and purple.
or when lavender stands out on a background of varying shades of green.
Or the almost fluorescent orange that comes naturally in some flowers.
Vibrant colors just move me,
but then again so do shades of gray and brown.

I've talked before about being sure we include color in our writing. Do we just use the reds and the blacks? Or do we include all the varying shades around us?

8 comments:

Danyelle said...

Beautiful pictures, and very inspiring. :) I love writing characters that have shades of many colors. It makes them so much more interesting. :D

Cindy said...

I love those pictures, especially the one with grass swaying in front of a sky tinged with the colors of sunset.

I've been trying to give my characters and my settings more levels lately. And I love how you talk about them as colors. There are so many shades we can include to make a story richer.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Lovely photos! I hope I'm using a full spectrum of color as I shade my novel...

PJ Hoover said...

I love the varying shades. Do you read The Bookshelf Muse blog? Angela there does awesome posts on colors and all the various shades.

Silicon Valley Diva said...

Wow! What stunning photos. How I wish I had a better camera, and that I possessed a lot more talent in picture taking lol!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You're really a gifted photographer!
That first pic has me craving a French pastry. And all I have in the house are graham crackers. Boo.
Hugs to you. :)

sanjeet said...

love those pictures, especially the one with grass swaying in front of a sky tinged with the colors of sunset.
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Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Love the pics. I included you in my Christmas poem. Click for my holiday message!
Have a wonderful holiday!