The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.
Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.
For my color I chose red.
Below are two photos I took in New Hampshire.
I saw the scene above, while out on an autumn run. It struck me how the red seemed isolated as if a captured prisoner among the greens and grays. I used the rule of thirds to position my prisoner and then muddied the background with the intention of making it pop.
This photo below was taken on a snowy night during the Christmas season. Again I used the rule of thirds to position the red bow, even if it is a little off. The bow makes the house look as if it is a Christmas present and the glow from the window seems to promise a Yuletide warmth within.