Friday, May 9, 2014

Color My World - a photo challenge

This month's photo challenge topic was: colorful. I knew that I would use pictures I had already taken, because color always catches my eye. I carry my Nikon Coolpix camera with me everywhere I go now, and I continually embarrass my family by taking pictures of anything I see. 

All of these pictures were taken a few summers ago in Wausau, Wisconsin, a city just down the road from where I live. My daughter lives there now, so I visit close to once a week. 

The first picture is of a bench inside a Mexican restaurant. Most of the Mexican restaurants I have been to have vibrant colors and designs. I would love to have this kind of color inside my house. 
 This antique bike is outside of a shop called Evolutions in Design. I posted pictures from there once before. I love how the yellow bike sticks out amongst the rusty and dusty objects and little potted plants.
 Every year Wausau hosts Chalk Fest in July. Artists of all calibers chalk their work on the sidewalks throughout a downtown park. All the time and effort they put into their art, for it to be washed away during the next rain. Such a shame, but maybe that is part of what art is - a fleeting moment in time.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures. When I first downloaded them onto my computer, I did a little work to bring out the color, to crop, or whatever. I didn't do any further editing for this photo challenge. 

15 comments:

Vee said...

Lovely all. I am particularly drawn to the colors of the bench. Great combinations and gloriously vibrant.

ellen b said...

Very nice and colorful!

podso said...

The motorcycle surely pops out in its golden color. Nice choices for color.

bj said...

wow, girlfriend....you sure know how to do COLORFUL.....these are awesome.
fun party !

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bike sure does stand apart from everything behind it. The chalk fish is really good, and it would be sad to see all the artwork washed away in a rain.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Você encontrou coisas bem coloridas e vibrantes para fotos!
O peixe é muito interessante!
Um abraço!
You find very colorful and vibrant pictures for things!
The fish is very interesting!
Hugs!
Egléa

Jeanne said...

Excellent examples of color. I love the first one just for its artistry. You nailed this challenge.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

That is a very yellow bike. I love it.

Donna said...

These are all great pops of color! I especially like that gold bike. I'd love to have that as a yard ornament, but I think my neighbors would complain, LOL. Thanks for participating again, Chris!

Linda H said...

All great shots, but I'm really drawn to the yellow bike- what an eye-catcher! The chalk drawing is lovely- such a shame it won't last long.

Angela said...

Fantastic Bike!

Peggy Jones said...

We have the chalk streetart each year too. I love it. Yes we have several Mexican restaurants in town and the decor is very colorful. Forgot about that when I did color.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

An explosion of color in the Mexican restaurant!
I love the sidewalk chalk artistry - so vibrant and eye catching!

Lorrie said...

What lovely explosions of color you've captured. That yellow bicycle really stands out!

eileeninmd said...

wonderful selection of colors for your challenge.. I love the bench and bike. And the chalk art is awesome..Wishing you a HAPPY Mother's day and week ahead!