On a site I visit daily, DON'T TAKE PICTURES, there is call for picture submissions for an online exhibition, Seeing Red.
Found in the velvet lining of an antique jewelry box, in a drop of blood, or the pattern of a startling wallpaper, the color red is linked to many meanings and emotions. Prior to the late 1890s, color photography was considered a pipe dream—something that only madmen would claim to have accomplished. Today’s photographers take for granted the technological achievements that made recording the vibrant hues of their environment possible. Whether red inspires images of first loves or leaves in the fall, for Seeing Red, Don’t Take Pictures seeks photographs that feature red as the prominent color.
As is my wont, rather than making a picture(s) for a call for submissions, I delve into my picture library searching for appropriate-to-exhibition-theme possibilities (ASIDE: on a few ocassions I have made pictures for a specific theme.END ASIDE). In the Seeing Red call, as for most calls, I have "discovered" approximately 30 possibilities. My search criteria for Seeing Red was for pictures in which the color red was juxtaposed, for maximum impact, against other more neutral/subtle colors ... as evidenced in the 4 pictures in this entry.
The deadline for submissions is November 18. Between now and then, I'll post more submission possibilities. On November 18, I'll post the 3 finalists. In the meantime, please feel free to comment on any of the possibilities. And maybe, you might even be inspired to submit 3 of your pictures as well.