Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - The Color Red

You wouldn't think it would be all that difficult to find something red to shoot pictures of, but this proved to be a bit of a challenge this week! Especially since I was determined not to pull from archives again!


I'm not super thrilled with the pictures I got, but they qualify so here goes.


First off we have our resident red head Sugar. I never realized she was the same color as the barn until I loaded these pictures.




Later that night when we were eating barbequed bratwurst on the porch, pretending it was summer already, I heard a plane flying over. I could tell it was a small plane and was watching the sky for it to clear the trees. When it finally did I realized it was RED! So here I am trying to grab my camera, turn it on, zoom in, find the blasted plane high in the sky when I am all zoomed in, try to get the stupid camera to focus enough to take a picture that you would actually be able to tell what the thing is, all with a brat in my other hand, trying not to drip mustard on the camera. With all that messing around I only had time to snap one picture before the plane went back behind the trees. It was interesting. Not a great pic, but it was funny and it's a very red plane so I have to post it.

Then I hit Home Depot and found these cute little flowers that completed my third project from last weekend. Before & After coming soon! They are kinda magenta/fuschia-ish, but that qualifies as a shade of red, right?


I also purchased some plants to go in my new "tropical paradise" office/craft room that I'm painting and decorating. I picked out some house plants that I thought looked tropical to stick in there and on the way home realized that this one was red and I could take pictures of it for Sunday Stills! Wohoo!


So there we have it. A few different shades of red for ya. Happy Easter!

19 comments:

MariesImages said...

All are perfect images for this challenge, beautiful striking color!
Marie

Pony Girl said...

Oh goodness, they are perfect! I LOVE Sugar's coppery color, it is one of my favorites. When I got back into horses two years ago, I really, really wanted a sorrel QH. I laughed out loud at your description of trying to get the red plane photo, I do that all of the time! I think it turned out amazing, bright red against the blue sky. Happy Easter and weekend!

Paint Girl said...

We have a red plane that flies over our house all the time, doing those loopy loop, trick things. Anyways, we call him the red barron. Looks just like that plane, I'll give you credit for getting a pretty decent shot of that plane while doing all that other stuff too! Very funny, I laughed as well.
Sugar is very pretty!

Jen Mo said...

Great job! I like the first photo and the last photo best! You did a really good job catching a pic of the plane!!!

CTG Ponies said...

Great job!

Andrea Baker said...

WOW that last photo of the flower is really sticking! great job

Ed said...

Great shots!

Andrea said...

Great images for this week's challenge...love how Sugar matches the barn! Wonderful colours!

Paintsmh said...

I love Sugar! Makes me want to go visit my friend's mare that I rode in my first show like 18 years ago. So wonderful. Thanks for sharing her with us!

Sherri said...

Good job! Loved the last one best!

SolitaireMare said...

Ah, the color red! My favorite color! I love the pictures, your first of Sugar next to the barn is great, how cool that her color and the barn are almost one! And my other favorite is the last of the flower images. Nice work!

Janice said...

Liked em all. I especially think your plane is cool. I could picture you trying for that shot. Got a chuckle.

~ Sara ~ said...

All are awesome! :)

WhimsybyMari said...

Beautiful shots, good to have your camera handy isn't it. Sugars coat is so shiney.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sugar is gorgeous!

Great shots all. Happy Easter!

~Lisa

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

I'm totally partial to horses..so I have to say thats my favorite!
;-) But I really think the plane was awesome! What a cool surprise for this week huh? Thats what makes it such a cool picture, what are the odds? Ya know?

J9 said...

like the final image because of the way the leaves set off the red of the flower.

Lori Skoog said...

Of course I would love the photo of your red horse!

Kelly said...

The first photo is great...but I like the plane the best...probably because of the story that goes with it :)