The colour pink

Tulip petals, multiple exposure shot. Image: Su Leslie

Pink is the colour of the month at Jude’s Life in Colour photo challenge.

Pink is often consdered a calming colour; associated with love, kindness, and femininity. A by-word for all things romantic, feminine and girly.

Yet interestingly, in the 19th century, pink was considered a colour more appropriate for boys; a childish version of the “masculine” colour red.

My photo archives are full of pink-in-nature (yeah, I love photographing flowers), but I’m challenging myself to look beyond my obvious. So here’s my pot pourri of pinks; foodie things, arty things, a sunrise, found objects and some photo-experiments; in-camera and with PhotoShop.

Dried rosebuds for a tisane. Image: Su Leslie

Putting out the best china. Image: Su Leslie

Lux Festival of Lights, Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie

Eco-print; eucalyptus leaf on silk. Image: Su Leslie

Door knocker, seen in Bordeaux, France. Image: Su Leslie

Out of reach. Image: Su Leslie

Seeing double. Multiple exposure shot of pohutukawa leaves. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Mangere sunrise. Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie

Image: Su Leslie

Image: Su Leslie

Give it a whirl; making the troll dizzy with PhotoShop. Image: Su Leslie

If you’d like to join in, pop over to Travel Words and read Jude’s introduction.

38 thoughts on “The colour pink

  1. So beautiful, quirky and stunning. I love pink and green, so you’ve covered my favorites. Although, let’s be honest, all colors have redeeming and magical qualities. Those effects. That rose. xo

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  3. You had me at pink. πŸ˜‰ I think I’ve mentioned before that it’s one of my favourite colours, right? Although I’ve got so many of them – lol! Anyway, it’s a special colour and I love it. I had a friend once who said she hated it, and always made me feel weird when I was wearing something pink, a shirt or a scarf, around her, as she kept nagging me about it. We’ve become estranged a long time ago but whenever I’m wearing pink now, I sometimes think of her and think “Ha! See? I wear PINK!” Silly, I know, but what can you do? πŸ˜‰

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