Colors #4

RED! The color of passion and energy. Red draws attention like no other color and radiates a strong and powerful energy that motivates us to take action. It is also linked to sexuality and stimulates deep and intimate passion. Red is ubiquitously used to warn and signal caution and danger.


“Red is the archetypal color, the first color humans mastered, fabricated, reproduced, and broke down into different shades, first in painting and later in dyeing. This has given it primacy over all other colors through the millennia.” – Michel Pastoureau


A striking, bold, and captivating hue, red is perhaps the most dominant of colors. Often seen while navigating the roads, red lets us know when caution is warranted. Though seeing the color red may give us pause, it also provides tremendous warmth. When this scarlet shade rears its cherry head, we can’t help but feel protected. In essence, the color red serves to safeguard us against harm.

red sky

Simply put, the color red can’t be described in a word or two. It embodies so many wonderful qualities, including love, kindness, and familiarity. On the other hand, it can resurrect feelings of despair and melancholy. In between its positive and negative traits lies cultural interpretations, subliminal messaging, and warning indicators.

Red necklace

This is the last of my still life shots for a while…here is the one with red and grey . Red necklace – only three shots

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Red, red wine in a crystal glass

Red, red wine in a crystal glass enjoyed by the open fire…

A Word a Week Challenge – Red cottage

A  Word a Week Challenge – Red

Country road


I find these kind of roads and building very appealing.

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Värikollaasi 178


Forget me not, with my late mother in-laws coffee cups – Mothers day post.

Värikollaasi 178


Welcome to Wednesday around the world!!

Still waiting  for spring and flowers to pop up in the nature, but Easter is approaching us, maybe some decorations  should be added to flowers. All photos can be enlarged by clicking them.


Pieni Lintu

Kirpeä – Tart

So many words for this – which one is the best, I’ve no Idea….

Ritva Sillanmäki (2 of 10)

hapan, karvas, katkera, kitkerä, pistävä, apple pie, kipakka /tart, crisp.  tangy, sour, zesty , bitter,pungent


Welcome to Wednesday around the world!!

What earrings and necklace to  wear to my exhibition opening today… I think I’ll make do with these.

One Word Photo Challenge: Red

I usually do not remember flower names, but this on is Rock and Roll, the name stood out as slightly different, so it stuck on my mind. This red light below is so beautiful so I posted that also…as a sidekick.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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More red at: A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

Värikollaasi #166

1-2014-02-11 - still life, rocks, thread, shells 2-2014-02-08 haarukka

Kollaasinappi Click the logo to see more color collages

still life – thread

Color to the grayness…the other still life sets are all toned – subtle in color. Here is some Colors for your senses.

Doors from Kap Verde

I took these door photos last week at Kap Verde – Sal island. The city is poor but colorful.

You can click the photo to enlarge it.

New Year

I have no skill to take photos of fireworks, but I was able to capture some shots that make good ” artsy photos” of light – well that what I  would like to think anyways



Here is the sea and sky, flowing water. Sunrise and sunset.  History continues …


Last Christmas photos for year 2013

MakroTex – Red



Makrohaaste 127 Red – with a blue and green

I Heart Macro – Tulip



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