Today I entered my second-ever photography competition on Instagram, and the theme for this challenge is red and pink.
Recently I posted about my first such competition (black and purple theme), and while four others’ pictures were chosen, I caught the social media competition bug!
Today’s Red and Pink Challenge
For the red and pink challenge, I entered three photographs of flowers (one hyacinth, and two cottage roses) – and two photographs including my recently acquired 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille metal car.
One is the pink car on a pick surface and against a red backdrop, and the other one involved building a house/castle!
Brick by Brick
Last night when I was photographing the pink car, I noticed a bag of Legos I sometimes use to prop up food when I’m shooting. The bag contains a variety of brick colors – including red and pink – so I quickly separated them from the rest and got to work.
I don’t know about you but it’s been many years (decades, actually) since I’ve built anything with Legos, and it was so much fun!
Starting out, I constructed a pink house with a red front door and two red windows. However, when you have a pile of red and pink bricks in front of you, stopping at a simple house is impossible! I kept adding on to the house with recessed columns and turrets, and soon it looked more like a castle.
The pink toy car is 5″, and the house/castle is 4.5″ wide – proving that in the magical world of playland, our cars can be bigger than our houses!
Ah, such fun … to play like a child all in the quest for a photograph!
Red and Pink Submissions
Here are the five photographs I submitted for today’s red and pink challenge. (Below I’m keeping a running log for the various contest submissions.)
Wish me luck in today’s red and pink photography challenge!
Black and Purple Challenge (May 2, 2022)
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