WPC: Vivid

st ives
St Ives Harbour Beach
  1. producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind.
    memories of that evening were still vivid”
  2. (of a colour) intensely deep or bright.
    the rhododendron bush provides a vivid splash of mauve”

    I could have gone for a vivid flower for this week’s challenge, as I have seen quite a few this week, but this shot, taken today (Friday 5 June) in St Ives seemed to fit the challenge in more ways than one. Powerful feelings – so much going on in this photograph and intense colours – reds, blues, yellows, not to mention that sky.

    I’m a huge fan of LD’s work the host of this weeks photo challenge and his wonderful street photography, but to see his work in colour you must take a look at the way he visualises the VIVID festival of Sydney, Australia. Simply the best…

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    I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

23 thoughts on “WPC: Vivid”

  1. St Ives hasn’t changed much Jude. The yellow stands out really well in this one.
    I looked at LD’s site. Some excellent images indeed.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. Thanks for the kind words and joining in the challenge, Jude. It looks like you’re having some lovely sunshine. I hope it continues into the weekend for you. 🙂

  3. The yellow immediately strikes as vivid. If you shut your eyes though and think of red, then op en your eyes and look at your shot again, it’s surprising how much red is there. A good trick someone once taught me. 👍

    1. Warm in the sunshine, but a chilly wind off the sea. Same today, but I’m happy if the sun is shining no matter what the temperature is 😎

  4. So much going on in this photo. I clicked and enlarged it and was fascinated with the groups of people all busy doing there own thing, and those yellow brollies just pop. Nice take on this theme Jude.

    1. I loved the normality of the scene. The two men chatting, the dog walker, the family, the boat trip seller asleep at the kiosk. LD does amazing street photography.

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