Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo provides a challenge every Tuesday. They always see my thinking hat going on.
This week the challenge is Colorful, as explained by Frank:
A radical departure from the past couple of weeks, which may be what you expect at this point, as we’ll be looking for images that are by their very nature: Colorful! What I hope you’ll do, is to jam as much color into your images, as you can get, with an eye toward having colors that work together. This is a great opportunity to be on the lookout for color in your daily lives; you may be surprised by the amount of color that is everywhere!
I could have gone with flowers of all kinds, especially those seen at the annual Carnival of Flowers in my hometown of Toowoomba; or the amazing sunsets for which Bribie Island is known. Maybe even the sights around Brisbane where colours often times dress up drab buildings.
However, I went with a few photos from the annual Vivid Festival in Sydney. It’s a 2 week period of sights, sounds and colours, with buildings and bridges lit by laser shows, often time accompanied by music. It’s an interactive experience with many of the sights encouraging the visitors to become involved. It’s an awesome event for photographers, and in 2014 I was lucky to have the opportunity to fly down and get a few shots. They’re not my best, but they do give an idea of what it’s like. I’m hopeful of a return in 2017.
To see all of the photos, please click on one to load the slide show.
How do they manage to get these colours on the buildings you wonder? Here’s a photo from the official advertising for the year I went, showing what has to be constructed to be able to be successful. In addition to showing that, it’s a fab photo. Click on it for a full size view.