A couple of months ago I signed up for a class called Picture Color which involved photographic prompts each day for the month of June. I had taken a Picture the Holidays class last winter and had a fun time meeting the daily prompt challenges, 'meeting' the other class participants and giving and receiving feedback on photos. I was very excited for the class and had convinced a couple of my friends to join me. As an added bonus, I won the class free from a blog giveaway!!
The class began on June first with a prompt of Blissed Out on Color. I had taken some photos of baby robins under our pool deck and edited the photo to enhance my color of bliss - yellow. For me both babies and animals are also blissful, so I was very happy about Day 1.
Then the tornado hit. The tornado left my neighborhood looking like a war zone, my yard void of trees and me with very little energy or inspiration to take photos for my Picture Color class. After we got back power and internet I did end up posting photos for a total of 11/30 prompts. I'm finally getting around to sharing those photos.
Ionic Color - this was my only cell phone photo submitted, but I thought it met the prompt perfectly. My Chica enjoyed this Icee on one of our pizza lunches grocery shopping.
Changing of the Guard - Boy was I happy to see that my hydrangea bush had lots of blossoms this spring. There have been years where I haven't had one. Another bonus is that the bush wasn't damaged or destroyed by the tornado.
The Color of Comfort - I opted to photograph the beautiful hanging plant that I treated myself to this year. I love the shades of pink and the white.
Color Me Yummy - Cupcakes made for Chica's birthday celebration at school...
Punctuation Mark - This prompt called for color that you can't miss. Amidst the mess of the tornado where there was nothing pretty to look at in my yard, I found this peony blossom from a plant I had transplanted last year.
The Texture of Color - Chica's new box of chalk inspired me for this prompt.
Seeing Spots - I would have loved nothing more than to photograph a cute polka dot dress or hat, but I opted to photograph the dots of clover that were covering the baseball field at my boys' game.
Playful Pause - I knew this prompt was meant to be when I went to turn on the pool filter and saw this guy floating on one of the kids' toys in the pool. I thought it had great color!
Nothing But Blue Skies - This might have been my favorite picture. I was going for Chica's blue eyes with her fuzzy new fleece jacket. She entertained me with a photoshoot on the driveway and I just love her expression, dimple and wispy hair peeking out of the hood.
Heavy Metal - I took the kids strawberry picking for the first time one afternoon. The prompt feel into place soon thereafter.
That's all I came up with for Picture Color. As the tornado clean-up continues, I'm hoping to get more inspiration back!