The Lady in Red
I would really love for you to look at this photograph and tell me what you think as in did it invoke any curiosities, thoughts etc about the content of what you see?
If yes and you are willing share, please would you write this down in the comments before reading the rest, thankies in advance.
So todays Photography101 challenge is ‘Mystery’ and this is what they have to say:
Show us something uncertain, and manipulate light around you to enhance the mood of your image.
Some photos are significant not because of what’s depicted, but because of the mood they create. They communicate an idea that transcends the actual subject of the image.
Today the rain came crashing down, the roads were rivers and I had to get a bus, no sign of any sun around and the entire landscape was looking rather grey.
My mind was whirling as to what I could photograph that might be mysterious which under the described circumstances I am sure you can imagine was a challenge as I am sure to many others doing this course.
As such I snapped away, yup buses coming along, traffic, cigarette butts even but nope nothing appeared to have any kind of appeal or mystery to them.
I got on the bus and started to discreetly start snapping people on the bus, I say discreetly as this is very hard when standing on the bus driven by a maniac driver who is throttle, speed and break happy. iPhone6 in hand trying to pretend I was looking at some funky game app that necessitated me holding the phone at odd angles, half waiting for people to guess I was photographing them and beat me up.
I gave up for a while when a woman appeared, I saw her profile and she was rather striking with a red coat on. This appealed to me in a world where people dress in black or muted colours. The urban world often seems to be so monochrome, the people almost blending in pallor attirement in to the pavements.
Also I have a thing about red. I don’t know when it started. Maybe with the Wizard of Oz, I yearned for those shiny glittery red shoes and now have a complete fetish for red heels.
Or maybe it was the fact that my mother said “being a redhead you must not wear red, it is not the done thing”. Red became the forbidden fruit to me and something I wanted, no I needed (yes getting a bit carried away there).
Then there was the Lady in Red, that just confirmed that RED IS BEST!!!!
I also admire women with short hair, a woman who can hold such a hair cut, chopping off what is deemed a sign of our femininity and still look goods always holds my attention.
And she wore a red coat, she got an A+ from me.
So of course, where is she going?
Is that coat worn only for special occasions?
Does she wear red all the time, why?
Is she the kind of woman that just wears a red coat?
Is she going on a date?
As you can see lots of mystery for me, any for you?
Also to get you in the mood I herewith share the video “Lady in Red” , bring back memories of spotty faced teenage kisses to anyone?
You will also note only one photograph today, woohoo instead of 12. I am literally twitching it is like going ‘cold turkey’ but I can do it, I can, I will publish this before I add any more.
Thank you for reading as always and your opinions count, feedback cherished! Justine xx
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