orange seems to be a very popular choice for a photographic challenge and here it comes again. Not wanting to repeat my previous choices I thought I’d stick with a floral scheme this time around.
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
a terracotta pot contrasts beautifully with the blue-green hues of succulents. From the palest of peaches and apricots through to copper, rust, salmon-pink and terracotta, the range of orange shades in the natural world is phenomenal.
Lilium martagon with rust coloured stamens
Red Admiral, vivid orange-red bands
Lily with yellow-orange stamens
and some plants can display many different shades of orange simultaneously as in the largish, double-formed flowers of apricot-orange with shades of rose-pink borne in medium-sized clusters on the fragrant Ann Aberconway rose.
“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”
Orange is the colour of saffron, pumpkins and apricots. It is between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the orange fruit.
In traditional colour theory, orange is a range of colours between red and yellow