Travel Theme : Red from Here and There

Red Trolley, Calcutta, India

Red Trolley, Calcutta, India

A fellow photographer once suggested, “If it is red, shoot it.”

What is it with the color red? Research shows that red is hardly anybody’s  favorite color. Only about eight percent say it is their favorite. But it seems that nearly everyone is drawn to the color. I know I am. Red is a strong color, a hot color. It represents love and passion as well as warfare and violence. Throughout nature red is used as a warning, signaling danger. The color is used to indicate ripeness and courtship as well.I like making visually strong photos.  There are a lot of factors that influence the strength of an image. Colors that evoke emotion and passion can have a lot to do with an image’s success.

Question for the day: Why is red associated with both cupid and the devil?

Thanks Ailsa for this week’s Travel Theme: Red

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