Lens Artists photo challenge #195: Colourful Expressions

Anne of Slow Shutter Speed has us thinking about how we use colour in our photographs. I do love to see bright colours in nature – very uplifting:

Red ad Yellow

This image was taken over three decades ago in Provence, because I was looking for old buildings in the countryside, and when I found one, it was amidst a whole variety of colours:

Sometimes a nice muted colour palette is quite calming…heres some rust on a faded door:

Pastel metal door and rust

and here’s some rather more bold rust:

Seen better days3

Just one, muted colour…this time rather sombre, but is that the subject matter, rather than the colour?:

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Now for a pop of red, selective colour on a monochrome background:

And to finish off, some bright umbrellas to lift our mood:

All the colours of the rainbow?

Linke d to lens artists at Anne’s here



  1. I nice selection, Sue. The old one from Provence has a wonderful mix of colour.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Awesome response to this challenge Sue! I loved how you used color differently in each image, and those umbrellas were fantastic.

  3. A lovely bright selection.

  4. The Provence one looks like an Impressionist painting. Lovely.

  5. I adore your expression in color photos. 😀 😀

  6. A nice mood to these, Sue. I especially like first and last.

  7. Nice selections, Sue. I particularly love the umbrellas.

  8. Love them all but that Provence photo is so painting like…..excellent Sue 🙂

  9. Love your collection, Sue – all of them. Great variety and a bright ending – perfect!

  10. All lovely, but I’m most drawn to the brightly coloured flowers at the beginning. So cheering!

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