Friday, April 9, 2010

The Color Red

The C+C Photography assignment this week was to tell a story with a color. There were all sorts of parts to the assignment, like using the chosen color's complementary color in a photo, do something blurry, use lessons from the Perspective assignment.

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Can you guess my color? It's not yellow (though that's what I started with)?

At first, I wanted to tell a story about a toddler at play. Will and I went into the yard, then we went exploring .


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The yard wasn't really doing it for me, though. So I loaded Will, Kendall, and myself up into the car and we took a road trip. And I shot rural Ohio.


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Pottersville Bridge, Early 1900's

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Near Mingo, OH

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Using some layers

And finally, my favorite photo

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At first, I thought I was doomed with this assignment. I took photo after photo and couldn't seem to get anything right. MANY photos were deleted. Once I decided that a change of perspective was what I needed, it all came together. Harrah for road trips!

28 comments:

Jane said...

Wow, a visit to Ohio for me today. How wonderful it is to visit the world bij blog. Your boy is sooo cute and the red cow, love it. Nice.

Hope you are feeling a bit better #sick

Roxanne said...

Oh wow; the brick red is fantastic. Makes me miss Ohio.

Hope you're feeling better; there's a little something for you on my blog today!

lucy said...

being of the red-headed persuasion myself, i have a soft spot in my heart for red on boys, cows, barns, buildings and bridges -- i love that you've chosen a non-traditional red shade, and your choices really illustrate it beautifully! what a great road trip!

Susan {Florali} said...

Truly wonderful. I loved going on your road trip...thanks for taking us along.

Lupie said...

I give your Photography a A+++!

Brambly Thicket said...

I love a good road trip and this one looks like a lovely one. That bridge is amazing! Great dusty reds. Very nice.

Neuroknitter said...

Wonderful series! What a beautiful part of the country you live in!! Love the red!!

Jane said...

the red worked great for you! Thanks for your story!

maccandace said...

Rural Ohio is beautiful! I like your last shot, too, but I'm also a sucker for those covered bridges. That is an awesome road trip you took...and very ambitious!

simplyussix said...

Bravo for road trips. I am going to have to remember to try that. I love the 2 photos that are close up with the crumbly paint and gauge of some sort. Beautiful. I also hope you are now feeling better. :-)

Nijola said...

Beautiful earthly colors, details
Trust, beautiful.

Nancy said...

I like your color very much. Especially like the collages.

thenextarrow said...

wonderful job. makes me love my state even more :)

xo Alison

Linda said...

They are all beautiful and the colours lovely. I do like the diptyic.

I hope you are well today. x

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Kim Klassen said...

oh erin...
yay... red! i love, love, love your images... just wonderful.
i agree the brick red is fantastic...

wonderful!! ♥ kim

Patricia said...

I love this color red!
That's a cute smiling boy!
This bridge I've only know from movies!
Beautiful pictures and country!

Earth Mama said...

Definitely. The road trip pics are beautiful! I always am inspired as soon as I step out of my stifledness. Yay for jumping in the car with the kids! I'm glad you shared a few peeps of them. That little man sure is cute!

:)Lisa

Carolyn Parker said...

You ended up with such a gorgeous story. Persistence paid you well. I love the ones of your little boy. Excellent work.

heather said...

you make rural ohio look like a place i would love. a change of perspective is so magically all we often need. yes. i love the bridge photos. the angles and lines, and colors. so fun.

Heather Cameron said...

Of course you picked red - your little man has the ginger gene in him. He is adorable!!! I love your road trip images. I need to do that too! thanks for the inspiration!

Yvonne said...

Lovely! The first shot, and the two diptychs around your yard - beautiful reds! And those Ohio red barns - love them! I still think red should be the appointed colour for barns everywhere...
Your son is gorgeous!! & the road trip definitely inspired :)

t does wool said...

what a fabulous choice of color. I enjoyed your story with your images. well done ...and feel better!

Clare B said...

What a great photo story of rural Ohio. Thanks for taking us on the roadtrip with you. It's always really great to see where people live. I love your last photo too!

gonzomama said...

i had the same issue with this assignment. ideas that i couldn't execute the way i envisioned. yours turned out wonderful! love the covered bridge and that beautiful boy of yours. i always wanted a little red head : )

Michelle said...

What a beautiful expression of RED! Your favorite is my favorite, too...so pristine. You did an amazing job!

Paul Barden said...

Lovely subtle coloring, thanks for sharing these.

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful color story!!! I love all the images but the bench shots are my favorite! What a happy boy!!

~Onreeone~ said...

Love all the photos. Barns are one of my most favorite subjects. I really would like to explore Ohio more.

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