FRAMES: Photo Challenge #52: Red, White and Blue.June 27th, 2012 by Meegan Reid
Your challenge this week is of course inspired by the upcoming holiday Fourth of July holiday.
It’s simple really, your photo must include the following colors: red, white and blue. and they must be the somewhat DOMINANT colors in the frame. Don’t try the whole “but look the corner of his shoe is white and there is just a smidge of blue in the sky” routine with me. We must see all three colors at first glance. And of course, other colors can be present
- Can it be a picture of a flag?
Well yes, but it better be a creative and awesome picture of a flag. Your standard “look its just a flag in the sky” photos aren’t the point of these challenges, I want you to to get creative and push yourself further and capture something besides JUST a humdrum picture of an American flag. Sure Old Glory can make an appearance or me the dominate subject in your red, white and blue photo (because that is what everyone in America thinks of when they hear those three colors together and I don’t want to be labeled un-patriotic or an “America Hater”) but strive to make the photo more than just a picture of a flag. Anyone can walk outside and snap a quick picture of a flag. Show me THE BEST flag photo EVER!
- Could I set something up, say a still life of patriotic colored fruit or a trio of colorful automobiles?
Of course you get to interpret this challenge anyway you like!
- Could I go all crazy and do a digital illustration?
Yes just please tell me that it is one so I can share that info with everyone else.
You have until July 9th. to share with us your best shot. Again we ENCOURAGE you to go out and shoot the challenge in the week that it is posted but we will begrudgingly accept older photos and the “rules/regulations” will be posted at the bottom of this post.
Here are some photos from our archives to get you thinking
Members of the Peninsula VFW Post 1854 Honor Guard display the colors at at Memorial Day Service at the Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Short track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno,right, finished in third place but was disqualified in he men’s 500 m race at the Pacific Coliseum. Crashing are from the left Francois-Louis Tremblry of Canada, Si-Bak of Korea, center, and Charles Hamelin, of Canada who won. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)
Carly Temple rigs the boom prior to the start of practice for the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s district championships in Dyes Inlet. (MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN)
Volunteer Dee DeLucia arranges geranium plants in one of the greenhouses to be sold at the South Kitsap Helpline Nursery in Port Orchard. (MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN)
Patriotic Blueberries by Meegan M. Reid
Boy Scout Alex Durnal, 12, hands friend Ivy Wiggins, 12, a flag as they place them in front of veteran’s headstones at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremerton on Friday, May 25, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Denny Sailor does some end of the season gardening at Blueberry Park in Bremerton on Friday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN
***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.
When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).