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

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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.

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  1. I loved this challenge. I posted two entries.
    The first one can be found at: and is more general. I love the colour of the water in Mauritius and that can be found on this post, but I think my second post is certainly better and it can be found at: This is full of flowers. Hope you like it.
    I though pictures of a fruit/vegetable market would look great. I had a few pics but they weren’t that good. I hope someone posts pictures of fruit. It can look very colourful indeed. Look forward to seeing what the rest of the world has done. :D


  2. Great theme! And might I say “Yippee! Normal photo challenges are back!” ;-) Here’s my entry: Colors of Oman. (17 pic gallery)


  3. i snapped this photo of a group of students on a field trip at the acropolis in athens. it was during the height of the summer tourist season when the place was jam packed with people. notice that they were all wearing red baseball caps. it conveyed a feeling of security. it was not only to protect them from the sun but also to make it easier for anyone to be spotted in the event he or she got separated from the group.


      1. Thanks – I just follow yours. See if it helps! :) (When you visit my blog, you should see a Follow button at the top left corner?)
        BTW – your entry for this challenge is stunning!


  4. Thank you to WordPress users & “likers” bambangpriantono; Esenga’ s Voice; dawanderingwahine; sarahmonagle; kseniamist; munchow, U.S.; Hamburg und Mee(h)r ; theeagertraveller ; BunnyandPorkBelly; Cee Neuner; Vladimir Brezina; PRAMUDIYA; fgassette; NW Frame of Mind; Judy@grandparentsplus2; Terri at Time To Be Inspired ; peepsideshow; mrscarmichael; My Life Afterglow. My post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Color can be viewed at:
    Hope you like it — it’s a swirl. Art imitates red. Happy weekend!


  5. Awesome! I’m a software developer, over the last couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with Image/Colour filters. Anyone interested can browse my blog at: — it’s quite colourful. Also feel free to contact me if you want me to generate augmented reality versions of your photos/images. I’m open source, all free of charge :).


  6. This really brightened up my morning. It’s raining and I’m supposed to go lift some heavy weights later (rawr!), I didn’t think I’d survive. It’s funny how the colour yellow can dispel a person’s gray feeling and fill them with sunshine.


  7. You gotta love the Color of a Torch Lily, aka Red Hot Poker——