beads by breul

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 17 {Color}

Our prompt was Color!

"Whether photographing a full shot of amazing colors or small pops of color against a muted background, this week break out your camera and capture some color.   Think about how the colors of the shot effect your mood, feelings, perception of your surroundings!  Focus on how the colors impact your decision to take a particular shot. "



I saw the prompt on Saturday with the word color in the header 
and I hadn’t even read the email. 
I went upstairs to my bedroom, looked out the window and saw this.
There wasn't even a second thought, ran downstairs and grabbed my camera.
How spectacular, laundry drying in the spring breeze.

Now these are old but so colorful!




The University of Maryland's Holi celebration last year. I can 
not express the joy I felt taking these. 

Partly because it was a spectacular spring 
day, partly because of the amazing color, and mostly because
my daughter invited me to come along and take the pictures.

Sally asks us to think about how colors of the shot affect our mood - 
pure joy, for both.

The top one is pure simplicity and stunning, 
these bottom ones, joy.

Please hop over to Sally's blog to see how others found
color this week.


19 comments:

Islandgirl said...

The laundry looks like flags or kites! I would have been taking that picture too. The holi celebration is rather pink! Wonder what our prompt will be this week!

Claire said...

just love the laundry pic - perfect for this week's prompt :)
and the hopi pics are special!
happy saturday and have a wonderful week!
no. 14

Adrienne said...

I LOVE that first shot! Isn't it great when our kids include us in stuff? My son is 14 and it's in random spurts but I grab hold of every opportunity!

maryharding said...

Love your color photos. Love the pics of the tie die colors--everywhere. What joy indeed!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Those are such fantastic pictures! I love the laundry - nothing like the smell of fresh air on your clothes!! But those pics of your daughter are precious ... a memory you'll both remember

Janet Bocciardi said...

Stunning color shots! That one of the laundry - amazing that if you hadn't caught it, it wouldn't have existed.

My Life Under the Bus said...

i remember that second set and love them so full of joy! Happy Saturday Courtney!!!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I love wearing clothes dried on the line, true fresh scent if you will :) What a beautiful shot that just screams summer breeze to me. The Holi celebration pictures do indeed look like pure joy

Alice said...

I love the colorful clothes on the line. I'm glad you were thinking on your feet so you didn't miss out on this.

Here we call it the Color Run and my husband and I were fortunate enough to watch our daughters and their friends run. The colors were amazing!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the photo you took from the window. And the other ones are pure joy,

Beti Horvath said...

What a colorful batch of laundry! And the Holi celebration looks like pure fun!

thewovenspoke said...

I just love your show of color! Wonderful :)

Tanya said...

I love the photo of the laundry. The pops of color behind the leaves are great. I love the other series as well. The girls look like they had a blast.

Annette said...

That is some colorful laundry! And colorful girls! Great photos, Courtney. I feel happy looking at them!

Becky Pancake said...

Courtney you found great shots of color this week. I am curious what the girls were using. Chalk? It sure looks like they are having fun.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your photos are always breath taking. Such beauty and joy can be seen in them this week.

LoriF said...

Serendipity, Courtney! Isn't it fun when that happens? And I LOVE your photos from your daughter's school...what is the celebration all about?

Debi said...

Great shot of the laundry. Can't be any more colorful than that :-)

Except for all the girls having the time of their lives!! Lol! Wonderful expression of color!

Shel said...

Great shots, all of them. I could actually smell the fresh, colorful laundry on the line - love that pic! The ones of your daugther and her friends w/all the colors are super fab! How fun!