Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Photo Challenge: Colorful

Does stopping for 5 minutes on the way to my parents' house count as a photo field trip? Because if so, we did make it out this week!

For Christmas, Keith took a really great picture outside the Cleveland Museum of Art and gave it to my Mom. My Mom loves nature, and Keith and I both liked having a Cleveland landmark in the background. It may not look like much to non-Clevelanders, but if you've been there you can recognize it. Sort of like a hidden image.
The colors of the berries in that picture were so vibrant that Keith immediately remembered that photo shoot when the topic of "colorful" became this week's photo challenge. We talked about something else around the house; with a two-year-old, there's no shortage of garishly bright toys around here! But Keith kept returning to that earlier shot, and he also liked the idea of a splash of color against the copious amounts of snow currently piled up.

So, as mentioned, we stopped by the Museum of Art on the way to my parents' house on Saturday. Eleanor, Beckett, and I didn't even get out of the car because Keith knew exactly what shot he wanted. He jogged over to the tree, snapped a few shots, and we were on our way.

It's interested how a nature shot changes over just one winter month. We don't think of trees changing much in the winter, but the berries in the second shot are so much more red, instead of yellow. Same tree, just a few weeks later, with a different angle. But to me the tone of the picture feels totally different!

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