The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Orange. An interesting idea for a theme as there are many ways you can go; capturing sunsets with the golden glow, which you could also find in landscapes during golden hour for example.
Orange is a colour that has been used through the ages; Ancient Egyptian’s utilised orange in the paintings and orange was used by medieval artists to colour manuscripts. Orange was the name of one of the most influential European royal houses and became the colour of Protestantism. We use the colour orange for high visibility jackets, space suits and life preserves. Orange is also a colour that is used in foods to boost a perceived flavour especially in snacks and children’s medicine.
Orange is considered to be an optimistic colour that can make you feel uplifted and rejuvenated. It offers a gut reaction not a mental reaction like other colours. Orange can represent adventure and risk taking, social communication, friendship and Divorce (?).
I wanted to use a simple interpretation of the theme and I went straight to the colour itself. Orange is made by mixing red and yellow. I thought how could I show this and grabbed my macro lens and started looking at the compositions of some colouring pencils placed together. Orange red and yellow can work nicely together in an analogous scheme, making a pleasing image.
I wanted the subject to be the orange pencil and placed it at the front with the red and yellow behind I focused on the orange pencil. I processed the image with basic adjustments in Lightroom.
Let me know in the comments what you think of my interpretation of the theme.
Also you can see others interpretations here Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?
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