I’m introducing some color into the Sunday Stills photo challenge! Once a month, I will feature a seasonal color, which I hope will spark loads of creativity on your part as a photographer or writer.
October’s color is ochre, a brownish yellow, as shown above, but can range from yellow to deep orange. Perfect for showcasing your Fall colors!
I dug into my archives to find images of the range of colors seen in ochre.
Seeing the Fall display of leaves is what I miss by not being on the university campus these days. By late October the ginkgo trees have shown their glorious yellow leaves. Once the leaves fall, the groundskeepers arrange them into circles and other shapes.
This next image isn’t very exciting but it shows yellow ochre in the form of saffron fields grown in the Central Valley of California.
I managed to find an image of a yellow Anna’s hummingbird, perfect for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge, starting with letter A. I have to admit, I’m not sure hummers have yellow feathers; it may have been a trick of the light. I did not change the color, but it sure works!
These dried marigolds could have been the star of last week’s “dry” theme. They show a nice range of the ochre color.
On my last visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, I captured this gorgeous peachy-orange hibiscus on my walk with Graham at Hilo’s Hawai’i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden. Both floral images are submitted for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
What do I miss now? Having my fall decorations on my fireplace mantel. They are packed away!
The rusted yellow sun is still hanging from my backyard shed. Why haven’t I packed it yet?
Last winter, I held some of the orange sand from Nevada’s Valley of Fire in my hand. I was surrounded by this rich ochre color.
In November, the show begins in my front yard with the reds and oranges of my Japanese maple juxtaposed onto my mulberry tree’s yellow leaves.
These leaves and the ginkgoes’ are submitted for Dawn’s Festival of Leaves challenge!
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
- Please create a new post for the theme.
- Title your post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.
I hope you enjoyed the color challenge today and that I sparked your imagination! I attempted to show each image from ochre’s lightest hue to its darkest. I’m looking forward to your version of ochre!
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