Time for the latest Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Yellow, picked by the current challenge hostess, Tabitha of Twinkle Twinkle.
Hillside Yellow - Since the fall colors were on display during our recent trip to Colorado, I would be remiss to not share a picture of nature’s yellow paint on a beautiful hillside. This was taken near the famous Maroon Bells (seen on the right) located outside of Aspen, Colorado. The combination of early morning light and use of a polarizer filter really helps to emphasize the colors. It was taken at f/5.6 and 1/125 second.
"Carry a Gun with You” Yellow – The cheerful color of yellow is commonly used for signs, since it visually stands out in an overall scene. The message on this sign certainly makes you stand up and take notice. Not to worry! When I spotted this, I was safely located on the porch outside the Hickory House Restaurant, ready to chow down some of their famous baby back ribs. Oh my, it was a great dinner! I took this shot at f/5.6 and an amazing 1/10 second (hand-held). It is incredibly sharp thanks to a Nikkor 24-120mm zoom lens with vibration reduction (and also because I held my breath).
Cottage Greeting Yellow – I wanted to include an “artsy-fartsy” shot this week for the challenge, and it took some thinking on what to feature. I finally decided to take a picture of our cottage’s sign which hangs on the main front porch. Our house is grey with white trim, and the sign is black with gold leafing. So the scene is naturally monochromatic, except for the yellow shine of the gold leafing. The photo was taken in the early evening, and the view was completely in the shadows. The settings were f/4.5 at 1/30 second (hand-held). To manipulate the image with my imaging software, I first applied a “poster edges” filter and then applied a “dry brush” filter on top of it. I was quite happy with the result!