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Color. Splashed on the walls of cities, in batches of flowers in gardens, in the doodles of students, and on the…

Photo by Cheri Lucas

Photo by Cheri Lucas

Photo by Cheri Lucas

Color. Splashed on the walls of cities, in batches of flowers in gardens, in the doodles of students, and on the palettes of artists, color is everywhere: it may represent our mood, and it can affect our mood. In photography, you can use a spectrum of colors to bring a place to life, or focus on a single shade to make a bold statement. Conversely, you can shoot in black-and-white or remove color in editing mode for a different effect.

I snapped this close-up of an old door in the Alfama district of Lisbon, Portugal. The Alfama is a hilly, labyrinthine neighborhood of alleyways and historic buildings with white walls and orange rooftops, so when I turned a corner and saw this bright blue door, I couldn’t help but admire it.

In a new post created specifically for this challenge, share a picture in which color takes center stage.

You can post a single photograph featuring your favorite color or many colors, or take one of your images and experiment with color effects in a photo app or online photo editor (which we introduced in some of last month’s posts). For those of you up for a multi-photo challenge, play around with this theme in a gallery. A few ideas:

  • A gallery of contrasting colors
  • A gallery of objects focused on one color
  • A macro photography collection of flowers
  • A set of bold street art from your travels

Yellow is my favorite color, so here’s an example of a multi-photo submission:

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cheri lucasAs always, we look forward to your submissions!

– Cheri
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Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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