red in photography
By Litz Go
10 May 2010
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!