Our photo challenge this week from the fabulous Patti at Pilot Fish, is to “find something red”. Like Patti, my eyes are drawn to bright colors – really any time of the year. Red always seems to be a standout.
In preparation for this post, I found an interesting take on the positive and negative traits of the color red from Empowered by Color.
Positive traits include: action, energy and speed, attention-getting, assertive and confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, stimulating and driven, courageous and strong, spontaneous and determined.
Negative traits include: aggressive and domineering, over-bearing, tiring, angry and quick-tempered, ruthless, fearful and intolerant, rebellious and obstinate, resentful, violent and brutal.
I did my best to assign a few traits to my submissions below – Enjoy!! Feel free to chime in.
I recently took a long hike with a good friend – the environment was mostly snow white with hints of green and brown from the surrounding pine trees. As she walked ahead of me, her red backpack caught my eye. I’d say the red here exudes energy and speed, as well as, assertiveness and confidence.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is quite possibly one of my all-time favorite red objects to photograph. I must have hundreds of images of this iconic landmark – the one below is probably my favorite :-). The lighting was perfect that day. The word powerful comes to mind!
In Patagonia, the terrain is beautiful, but it generally does not include colors other than green, brown, tan, blue and beige. It’s nice to see this pop of red, orange and yellow, like these kayaks, in the middle of this stark environment! I feel excited and energized as I envision paddling around this beautiful bay.
I once rented a bike in San Antonio and rode along a portion of the world-famous riverwalk. I unexpectedly came across an unusual art installation hanging from one of the underpasses – I loved all the bright colors of the fish. A man was there playing the violin – it was such a wonderful experience. The acoustics were crazy good! I’d say this falls into the attention-getting and stimulating categories.
In Panama near Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, we went on a hike known for its poisonous (not to humans) red tree frogs. For some reason, we had the idea they would be huge and didn’t see even ONE – then realized they were the size of a nickel! Once we adjusted our expectations, we saw them everywhere and stepped lightly to make sure we didn’t accidentally crush one. They were so cool to see in person! Ideally, I think these critters would like to come across as ruthless, as well as, violent and brutal. However, I see courage and strength.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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