WPC: What’s not to love about the color ORANGE?

The theme for the WordPress Photo Challenge this week is orange

From Michelle W…

What’s not to love about orange? It’s vibrant. It’s cheerful. It makes a statement. It’s the perfect punctuation for a punchy photo.

This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches.

I didn’t realize how many photos I had with orange colors until this theme…and some with no “home”, so for this challenge, I’m going for orange-themed collages.

I’ll start with turban squash and pumpkin photos, including my little ninja costumed grandsons (playing the part) by their Halloween pumpkins…

Orange hues from the Moss Landing Antique Fair, where you will find anything from Bakelite (an early form of plastic) bracelets to Pez candy dispensers…

And it’s always easy to spot orange hues at the Farmers Market, and I’m so happy when fall comes and crunchy Fuyu persimmons are in season…

My grandsons ran their first 3K race at the Just Run program, the day before the International Big Sur Marathon last year, and there were a LOT of orange there!

Here they are with their teachers at the Pacific Grove starting / ending points.  Their teachers coordinated the program for their school last year…

Orange seems to be a big theme in my grandsons’ clothing, especially when I want to keep track of them at crowded places, like during visits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (included in this collage is an orange hued sea anemone at the aquarium)…

At an annual Labor Day parade, my grandsons’ Taekwondo school marched near the Monterey Korean Community contingent, where there were plenty of orange found in the costumes.  The last photo is of then “orange belt” Gabriel waiting for instruction before demonstrating a board break at a festival, after the parade…

I posted these jellyfish photos for the Earth-Friendly Friday challenge on severe weather and wildlife well being (about jellyfish blooms)

And finally, the last batch of this orange-fest are some of my orange hued sunset photos, starting with a sunset with the Golden Gate Bridge at the background, to one taken from home…

Whew!  That is a lot of orange themes, and a whole lot more than what Michelle suggested…but somehow I feel better at posting photos from my digital library that otherwise may have been forgotten.

To see other entries and interpretations on the photo theme orange, click here.

12 thoughts on “WPC: What’s not to love about the color ORANGE?

  1. Thank you, Jane —- so it turns out, I do like the color orange after all (plus it is the color, along with black, of our beloved baseball team, the San Francisco Giants 🙂 ).

  2. What great representations of orange! And your grandkids as ninjas…omg, that is too cute. You are so good at keeping up with the photo challenges. I’m a fair-weathered photo friend.

    • Jane, I just started joining the photo challenges again, I’m off and on with it too — but that is how I found your blog. So if not for the photo challenges, I would not have to pleasure of reading your words (and laughing out loud, along with your new fan, my sister).

      Like me, you probably have a collection of thousands of photos, and so I look forward to seeing you post more for the challenges…plus I really have learned to be a better photographer just from the challenges and getting ideas after seeing other entries.

      • I haven’t put in the effort lately towards the photo challenges, but will do one soon! I like the WP photo challenge community. You’re right – we probably wouldn’t have found each other if it weren’t for the challenges!

        • Ah yes, so fun to connect with fellow photography enthusiasts in the WP Photo challenge community. So Jane, put those pictures UP — you must have a lot of gems.

          Are there lots of mustard flowers blooming in between the vineyards out there now? Or what is happening in the town square? It may be fun to go out and then post for the “Changing Seasons” challenge too, if you have time. If anything, you’ll have a lot of new photos. 🙂

            • I have not used Instagram — although I think my daughter set up an account for me. I think people post to both (blog and instagram)? I’m just now really enjoying the format of Twitter and my twitter account — as a means to track info I want to look into later. I love it.

    • Yes, I was surprised that I had many orange photos, but between sunsets and my grandsons in their orange clothes (perhaps mostly for ME to spot them easily 🙂 ) this was an easy and fun challenge. Thank you for the visit and comment, Jim.

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