Thursday, January 21, 2010

Color Year, Month 1 (Orange)

Orange Collage

Having decided that this year's photo project would be monthly color themes, I chose orange for January. I figured I needed something bright to get me started, and in Oregon, January is a great time to seek out bright color.

Orange strikes me as a color that people think is pretty rare, but which turns out to be all over. From where I am sitting in the living room I can see my orange raincoat, purse and curtains. Two of my neighbors have orange doors, another house on the block is painted orange with orange trim. All this orange works out for me; I happen to love orange. Two thirds of the way through the month, I have managed to avoid taking too many pictures of construction equipment, though these items do make their appearances in my January set. As I wind up the month I am considering what color to choose next. I may just have to throw eleven colors into a hat and pick one at random. Just one month in I think taking color pictures may be like having more than one child; each month is my favorite, but how can I choose?


  1. As being synesthete I live a life in colors. Synesthesia means that I see colors when I see words and numbers.
    I transform this in paintings of names and birthdays. The color orange which you chosed for January I see in names like Daniel for example.

  2. My whole house is orange! Painted before we bought it, but we love it. Even if not all of our neighbors do.

  3. Nice Picts!

    I don't think I've ever seen that much orange.

  4. I always had a part of my room partitioned off so I could drop them in and go check the mail, bathe, cook, you know whatever. Then they started climbing and that was over but it worked for awhile.

  5. I love your orange photo set and I can't wait to see next month!

    Thanks for your comment over at IM.