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ROY G. BIV

Whether you opt for a single photo or seven, we want to see all the colors of the rainbow.

Roy G. Biv: no, he’s not the new bagger down at the grocery store. “Roy G. Biv” is an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow, to help you remember: Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. It’s also your photo challenge theme for this week!*

You can attack this challenge in one of two ways: share an image that contains all the colors of the rainbow (or an actual rainbow)…

A rainbow arcs over boats in the Bay of Thailand. A rainbow arcs over boats in the Bay of Thailand.

… or share a multi-photo gallery, one image for each color:

Above: my nephew’s mortarboard as he graduates from college in Florida, USA; a rural road in the mountains of Cambodia; Henri the king cake baby floats in my margarita in Louisiana, USA; a close-up of dewy grass in Northern Ireland; a building and sky reflected in New Jersey, USA; the first glimmers of sunrise over Sra Srang Reservoir in Cambodia; stage lights at Montreal, Canada’s Jazz Fest.

If you want to try your hand at a gallery, feel free to scour your own photo archives to fill out your spectrum. For more of a challenge, keep your eyes peeled this week and take seven entirely new photos, or push even further and look for variations on a theme — try for seven flowers, seven pairs of shoes, or seven cars, one in each hue.

Get ready to have the most cheerful Friday of photo-browsing ever!

* If you happen to know an actual person named Roy G. Biv and take a photo of him, you win at photo challenges for all time.

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