When looking through my photo files for something to illustrate a post my first impulse usually leads me to an image with bright bold colors. There is a big world out there though filled with muted, grungy colors and one of the things I love about Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography Challenges is the opportunity to stretch out of my comfort zone and try new things.
This star pattern above is from one of the steps at a local playground and its original color is a bright, sunny yellow. Many happy feet and countless years of stormy weather have deposited an interesting pattern of dirt, wood chips and pine needles so I thought today’s Macro Challenge would be a fun place to experiment with a few new applications.
I couldn’t leave my bright colors behind completely though and now I can’t choose between the two images. The first is the closest to the original yellow but with softer edges and the second is definitely darker with more shadows but interesting in its own way. If you like one more than the or have a suggestion for something completely different please share in the comments below.