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Red lines

Rows of red tulips growing in the Skagit Valley in Washington State.
On a gray day it seems like the red of the tulips glows.

Since I started with red lines I thought I’d end with them as well. I feel like I ran a marathon posting every day for a month. Maybe the habit will stick and I’ll be more regular in the future.

Many thanks to Becky of Winchester for hosting this great challenge. I learned a lot about composition as I looked at people’s squares this month and spent time reshaping my own pictures to look at least okay as squares.

For Becky of Winchester’s Lines & Squares-day 31.

Red hot

This is an art installation at Carlisle Castle called “Poppies: Weeping Window” in remembrance of the lives lost in World War One. The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day is this year. In the USA we often forget it’s origin because we call it “Veteran’s Day” and it has become a more general celebration of appreciation for those who serve in the armed forces. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to arrange all of those individual ceramic poppies?

Red seems to dominate any picture it is in. For someone who doesn’t really care for red I seem to have a lot of pictures where it dominates the composition:

 

A photo a week: Red

I don”t like red all that much, so I was surprised to see how many pictures I have where it is the star. These were all taken last April, most of them in China, where red is auspicious.

Posted for Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week challenge: Red