MINI-CHALLENGE #288 : Primary Colors

DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins

One of the strategies for making interesting images is to include a primary colour (color :)) as a dominant element in the frame. I am looking for images of objects that are created by man, i.e. are ** not from nature**, in which red, blue or yellow, makes the image interesting.
Some examples of what I am thinking about below:

red cushions on canoes

Red shirt and wall. I likes the juxtaposition of the red shirt on the cyclist and the red wall

A blue railing serves as a leading line.

A blue shirted figure below blue tile work.

yellow stanchion - quite abstract

A yellow bow and yellow paddles. The bow of my yellow kayak can be a strong leading line in images

Good luck, happy shooting and this mini will stay open until Tuesday August 27, 2019, midnight, Pacific time.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,698Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2019

    My father would make me wear a red sweater or jacket so I could be the person in the scenery. I disliked wearing red. So mostly it was my sister who did the job.

    This is my dad's picture of my sister in St Augustine in 1954

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,698Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2019
    1. Beware Falling Coconuts - Red
    2. A Yellow House in Vermont
    3. Waiting for service - Blue hoodie for his blue eyes (not sure if this is what you had in mind)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 539Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2019

    What a fun challenge! It would be easy for me to do some theatrical shots--we use color so often to help tell the story and assist in "leading the eye" where we want it to go--but that's not quite what you have in mind, I think. So here are some possibilities for now from some of our travels (might switch them out later).

    1. Bryggen. @ Bergen, Norway

    2. Kennixton Farmhouse, circa 1610. @ St. Fagan's National History Museum, Cardiff, Wales

    3. Poppies. @ The Tower of London, 2014. (These ceramic poppies were being placed by volunteers at the Tower in recognition of the 100th anniversary of WWI--the installation was completed by Armistice Day, November, 2014. In the end, there were 888,246 poppies, one for each of the fallen soldiers of the Commonwealth nations.)

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,778Super Moderators moderator

    Great challenge. Here are my three:

    1 What you might find in a boy's pocket

    2 A primary mess

    3 One of these things is not like the others

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,043Registered Users Major grins

    Here are my entries. Tried to get one primary in each shot - cheated on number 2.:

    Lovely Red:

    Great-grandson in primary colors (well two primary colors)

    Yellow Bugatti:

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins
    edited August 4, 2019

    Thanks @grandmaR , @StueveShots @JAG and @Cavalier for contributing. Exactly what I was hoping to see - images where the primary colour is a big part of the story.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,894Registered Users Major grins

    Another great mini :)

    1: Blue bikes for a green city

    2: # 101 is yellow

    3: Red deck

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,249Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 3, 2019

    As Pieter said, another great mini! At first I didn't think I'd have many primary colors that weren't from nature (i.e. lots of flowers...) but I was surprised to find I had too many choices.

    1) Blue garden ornament with red-shirted photographer (me). Botanic Garden, Augsburg

    2) Blue, white and yellow railing in the Plaza de Espana, Seville

    3) Red kayak in motion, Freestyle Kayak Championships 2018, Augsburg

    Special bonus, not for judging... primary cow, Tollwood Festival Munich

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks @pegelli and @sarasphotos for great contributions. Sara, I love the extra!

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,061Registered Users Major grins

    This one has been tough for me--almost everything I have in primary colors are flowers. I've had to dig deep!

    1. A girl and her cat (at least I found a red sweater and a blue-eyed kitty):

    2. US Flag flying over Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.

    3. Red Wagons in a Row

    I'm going to try to find shoot something new before the mini ends....

    Sherry P.

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks for contributing, Sherry @slpollett
    Keep them coming folks! There's lots of time left to get out and shoot!

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 237Registered Users Major grins

    Almost missed this great theme - unfortunately, I'm very busy lately and can't catch up with photography itself, let alone forum life. But I found a few ones in my stash that might fit.

    1. The Red Door, Enter at your own risk! - Taken in the village of Cong, Ireland (they are very proud about the fact that "The Quiet Man" movie was recorded there).

    1. The Snow Ploeg on a dull day in the harbour of Rotterdam

    1. Red Tube - no, not the infamous Internet site but one of my personal architectural highlights in Rotterdam, even if many consider it ugly

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,698Registered Users Major grins

    love the red door

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,605Registered Users Major grins

    Great subject, and I am also one who has lots of primary colors from flowers & nature, but not so many man-made things. Here's what I found (thanks to a recent trip to Chicago!):

    1. Ford Red

    2. Comet Yellow

    3. Holy Cow Blue!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
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  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 367Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks for adding some neat images @lkbart Lillian!
    Less than seven days to go. Keep them coming folks.

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