This week has been one of my favourite Capturing Colour weeks. Yellow is such a happy friendly colour which makes me smile, so seeing the hashtag on Instagram light up brightly has been fab. I have loved how more and more people join in each week. What started as an idea I had about looking for colour in life to make me happy, has turned into a nice little community of people sharing the colour in their lives. We’ve been busy capturing blue, red, green and purple and now yellow for the last 5 weeks and it’s been so much fun.
I immediately started to find yellow in the flowers I saw everyday, but I wanted to challenge myself to find yellow in places I frequent a lot, but perhaps don’t always see it. This whole project was about capturing the colour we sometimes miss. The favourite bowl we use, the vase of flowers on the window sill or our next door neighbour’s door. We see them all the time, but do we really appreciate the colour they bring into our life. I surprised myself with how much yellow I haven’t noticed in the past.
The lift sign at M&S, roundabout at the park and watching C make a birthday card for M are all unexpected places I found yellow this month. If there’s one thing this photography project has done, it’s encouraged me to take more time to appreciate my surroundings. I felt I already did this, but there’s always room to improve.
It was so hard to choose my 6 favourite photos from the Capturing Colour hashtag. The inventive ways in which people are discovering colour is great. In the end I went with ones which not only captured the brightness of yellow, they also made me smile and feel summery. If you are on instagram and love colour in your photos, use the hashtag #capturingcolour. Starting from today the next colour is Orange, so get snapping.
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Capturing Colour photographers, Real Housewife of Suffolk, Shutterflies, Capture By Lucy, Maybush Studio and Sorry about the Mess to see what they’ve captured.