Photography: autumn colour week
As a photographer myself, I look for inspiration everywhere -- and often, there's nothing like a really good meme to help. I've been doing Love Thursday for years -- encouraging people to share their images (and words) that depict love -- and there are many others out there that encourage photographers to stretch their creative muscle a bit. But there's one that has caught my eye this week -- and it's just in time for autumn.
This meme is hosted by Poppytalk, a "design blog collecting inspiration and dedicated to promoting emerging design talent." It's a beautiful site, and this week, they've declared this week Autumn Colour Week, inviting photographers everywhere to participate by sharing their photographs of specified colours for each day of this week. They are (have been) as follows: "Monday::Yellow, Tuesday::Green, Wednesday::Orange, Thursday::Brown, Friday::Red." And the results, of course, are beautiful:
The lovely Jenijen of Not Calm (dot com) has been participating, though she started a bit late. She put together a lovely collage of past photographs she's taken for the first three days -- yellow, green and orange -- and it's lovely.
Andrea of Hula Seventy has also joined the fray, and she has some lovely thoughts about today's colour, orange:
when I was little, my favorite color was orange. I loved the way the word 'orange' sounded. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and watched closely as my own mouth pronounced the word over and over. orange. orange. orange. I loved the way my lips seemed to squeeze it out, how the weight of the word seemed to rest solidly in the space between me and my reflection. somehow it felt like a declaration. a declaration of love.
And finally, Jeanine of Wandering Through this Wonderful Life has also participated, sharing some photographs that show amazing perspective.
It's all quite beautiful, isn't it? I'll have to keep an eye out for the next meme Poppytalk hosts, since I seem to have run out of time for this one. But I love that I can keep checking back with them, to see all of the beautiful submissions.
Karen is a writer and photographer in Houston, Texas. You can read/see more of her work at Chookooloonks.