Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

The world is a kaleidoscope¹ of colour so this month let’s celebrate that with the brightest / most colourful images you can find.

¹(Something that is made up of a lot of different and frequently changing colours or elements)

Boat and Buoys – Creative Twirl

As Paul Cézanne said:

We live in a rainbow of colours

Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for Black or Grey. Black is not a colour at all. Theoretically it is the absence of all colour. Yet black is distinctive. Lines are bolder, shadows deeper, colours brighter against a black background.

This week we are back in the Lake District where you can find many different shades of grey in both the natural world and man-made constructions.

Herdwick Sheep and Bothy

Female Mallard Duck on Grey Boulders

Pied Wagtail on Fence

This month is not about creating black and white photographs, but in finding the true blacks or greys in a colourful world.

If you haven’t already shared your blacks or greys then hurry up – the final month of the colour challenge begins on Sunday.

Life in Colour

A bonus Black

This month is not about creating black and white photographs, but in finding the true blacks or greys in a colourful world.

The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Within Australia, the black swan is nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. It is a large bird with mostly black plumage and a red bill. Although native to Australia there are some living in the UK. This one was photographed at the Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey.
Do you have any Black Birds?

Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for Black or Grey. Black is not a colour at all. Theoretically it is the absence of all colour. Yet black is distinctive. Lines are bolder, shadows deeper, colours brighter against a black background.

An inquisitive black-faced sheep at Berrington Hall, Herefordshire.
Herdwick Sheep and their black lambs in the Lake District
“Do you like my earrings?” – inquisitive sheep in the Northern Pennines

This month is not about creating black and white photographs, but in finding the true blacks or greys in a colourful world.

Life in Colour

Bonus Greys

This month is not about creating black and white photographs, but in finding the true blacks or greys in a colourful world.

Cheeky Grey Squirrel
Cheeky Grey Squirrel in Cape Town’s Company Gardens. They were introduced by Cecil Rhodes in 1890. These are larger than their European counterparts and the Garden’s oak trees and plenty of water channels offer a perfect habitat. They are fairly habituated to humans and will eat out of your hand;  you can find someone to sell you a packet of peanuts with which to feed them.
“Is this my best side?”
“All good things come in threes” – Crested Pigeons, Australia
What Greys in nature do you have to share?