Category Archives: Color

Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Red letter days

We’ve done the colors blue and green as subjects for the Readers Photo Challenge and the latest assignment will be another color: Red. Recently, social media was all atwitter (no pun intended) over the red coat that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wore after the meeting that she and Senator Chuck Shumer had with [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: True blues

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Eleonora Duse The subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Into the blue

Blue is a primary color along with red and yellow upon which all other colors are based and it’s the subject of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge. Blue is the color of the sky and sea (though technically the sea’s color is reflected from the sky). There are bluebirds, blueberries and bluebell flowers. Blue is [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Green lighted

The subject of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge of green has been most appropriate. Green is the color of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day was just last week. As you might suspect most had something to do with things that grow. Some used green as the main subject while for others it was just a [...]

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Coming through with flying colors

Color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment but not just your garden-variety everyday color. Readers were tasked to use color as a part of the composition or as the main subject of the photographs entered. From bright color comprising most of the photo to just accents, color is an essential part [...]

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LIke many people, my family and I color eggs for Easter every year but this year we did things a little differently. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 48mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/6.3 w/Nikon SB800 flashes. ISO: 200) First, we started with brown eggs instead of the traditional white ones. We heard that [...]

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Just a little color

It was mostly an overcast day on our trip to Soda Springs. The sun made only transient appearances. The subdued lighting, combined with the dark colors worn by most of the skiers, made for a nearly black and white day. Still, there were some small oases of color. The tubes used for sledding down a [...]

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“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray, I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day” – California Dreamin’ – John Phillips and Michelle Phillips As much as we would have liked it to, our Winter warm spell couldn’t last forever. It’s inevitable that cold, overcast days descend upon us, even in [...]

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True colors

“Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Oh, this would be so much easier if I wasn’t color-blind!” – Donkey from Shrek (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 120mm. Exposure: 1/500 sec., @ f/8. ISO: 160.) In June of 2007 Kodak discontinued its 35mm color infrared films. It had some scientific and medical [...]

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Blue on blue

Wayne Earthman of Mount Hamilton takes advantage of the sunny day to walk his pet Moluccan cockatoo Tibby near Buckley Cove in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/500, ISO 200) I’m always on the lookout for enterprise features. One of the things I keep my eye out for [...]

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