Ahh, the days of Kodachrome …
Conch shells on a kayak in Belize.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photo essay is all about color. There’s something about a flashy shade of pink or orange that just downright eye-catching and sometimes, my photographic eye is captivated by those hues. Problem is, it’s not always a picture, at least not without some thought, composition, cropping … but sometimes, when the light is just right and the subject has some interest, color can be powerful enough to make an image stand on it own. I think these shots show that, no matter what the subject, strong color can be the focal point for a successful image.
The classic red of the western columbine is always a trail-side show stopper.
I was tempted to crop in even tighter on the young girl and her colorful garb, but also wanted to maintain some sense of setting, showing that the image was captured at a festival — the 2009 Frisco Oktoberfest.
This has long been one of my favorite color images, and not just because the subject is my wonderful girlfriend. There's something about the repetition of the blue and whites, from the foreground posts to the sea and the sky, set against that bright swirl of orange ...
I over-saturated this image a little bit to bring out the brightness of the condiments, and set against a background of snow at the Arapahoe Basin ski area beach, they really do stand out.
Probably the most amazing sunrise I've ever seen, and I've seen more than I can count. The exotic setting in the Antarctic Sound didn't hurt, but the truly amazing thing was the range of colors this dawn brought, from the classic orange hues to this palette of silvery blues and pinks, subtle and intense at the same time.
This shot is at the opposite end of the seasonal spectrum, but I clearly remember that, when I took the shot, it was the vivid contrast of the orange and white that initially caught my eye. The still life was captured outside the Breckenridge City Market, and I ended up taking at least 20 pictures to try and get the right lighting and composition.
This is more toward the cool end of the spectrum, but the rich purple of the olives hanging from a branch in Greece was a visual feast. But they're not good to eat until they've cured.
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