Photo Essay

red in photography

red & green & in between.....

I did not realized that I had collected several images where the main attraction is the red color.

I have to admit, the reason why I took this shot is because I was drawn by the red colors.

When I was growing up, I don't like red. It was just short of me saying I hate it! As a kid I remember my sister sew me a dress and it was red. Then we went to see a traditional ritual in my country during the lenten season. Some people as a means of repenting for their sins, cut their back and hit it until it bleeds, I was so scared that they were going to run after me because they see blood in what I was wearing. What a foolish thought on my part. It really gave me nightmares during those period.

Then, I was a shy kid. I don't want to catch attention. I thought by wearing red, I will catch people's attention and I really don't like it.

But in real sense, Red is great. It adds interest to any object. It really does catch attentions. If it is not for the red planter boxes, nor the red awning, nor the red color of the balls, nor the red color of clothes, I don't think that I would stop or let alone take a photo of this objects.

I have read a lot of possitive comments about the color red. I'm glad that lots agree with me. Wheww, what a way to end my negative feelings with the red color. Bye bye, my childhood nightmare. Hello Red!

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17 responses

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (10 May 2010):

    Wonderful photos and story Litz....why can't I vote???

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (11 May 2010):

    I couldn't agree more LG, what a great essay complemented by your beautiful images! RAD + + +

  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (11 May 2010):

    Amazeing shots and story, I really enjoyed it !

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (17 May 2010):

    Love this!! Great job L

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 May 2010):

    Yours engaging words along with your brilliant images are truly captivating. Glad your childhood nightmare is over. Now you can enjoy the pleasures of red.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 May 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 May 2010):

    RAD red for sure. Very nice.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2010):

    Voted. Great photo essay

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    BTV.....!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    I like your essay and photographs a lot! You have my vote

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    great story great photos!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Jul 2010):

    Thanks for adding this photo essay as a link to my "Something to Upload (for those who love a little red)" photo essay.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Love your story!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (20 Oct 2010):

    Got my vote. Wonderful essay and photos.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (6 Nov 2010):

    I love the visual, simply wonderful, voted!

    Is strange how many people do not love red as a colour to wear it.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Excellent shots! You're right, red really stands out, it's beautiful. My vote!

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    my vote! i love red!!! and your photos!!

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