I'm a passionate photographer, compulsive midnight crafter, world traveler, cupcake enthusiast, free spirited painter, and of course mommy to mischievous little (princess) Ariana. I write about these things and more over at No Wooden Spoons.
Today, I'm super happy to be guest posting here on Project 64. Today is color reveal day, and if you're like me, you've probably been stalking the page to see what the new color of the week is. No, just me then?! :)
Without further ado, I present to you my photo for this weeks color...
This week the hunt is on for Olive Green.
You'll probably be like me and find this a hard color, a little difficult to pinpoint. You would think with my husband in the military, all those uniforms would have some olive green in there somewhere.
Not the case.
I found these unripened baby apples that had fallen off the apple tree in our yard on top of the mossy tin roof shed.
My secret behind my Project 64 hunt.
I love the challenge of hunting for a creative photo and unique color each week. I have a little method I follow. How do I do it? Well, first I usually get out my crayons and do a little scribble on whatever paper is closest to me. Then, mentally I think off the top of my head to see if I know anything that will match that color. Sometimes, like with Apricot, I know right away what will match. Most of the time though, I end up looking for that color almost all week. When that happens, I keep that color in the back of my mind at all times. Everywhere I go I'm always asking my husband "Do you think this looks "x" color?" It's amazing when you take a look around how some colors we don't even notice until we are looking for them.
I usually don't try to match the colors too hard, but focus on what would make an interesting subject or composition and take lots of pictures as I go along through the week. Yes, it's a color challenge, but to me it's also a chance to take a prompt (the color) and try to capture a creative, colorful photo with it.
Once it comes time to create my post, I usually have 3 or more photos that I think will work for the color. Sometimes the color is just isn't quite right, even if the subject is intriguing. Once I've gotten all the images on the computer, I compare them to my crayon scribble. I try my hardest to match the colors as correctly as I can but even if I'm a shade off, it's still such a rewarding photography challenge each week!
I want to take a second and put the spotlight on these lovely ladies that created this blog and put so much time and effort into it each week: Brooke, Kendall, Sheryl, Shana, Natalie, and Jeana. A big thank you as well to all you loyal P64 contributors who have been there since the beginning, and also the newcomers who've graced us with wonderful photos each week! We are creating a beautiful collage of colorful photos! Keep on snappin'!
I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!
Also, really quick I want to remind anyone who hasn't entered the giveaway on my blog, today is the last day. Tomorrow, I'll pick a winner. Let me tell you, that Eclectic Whatnot camera strap cover is a awesome AWESOME goodie! I use my every single day and it's so comfortable and cute! See it and all the goodies and enter the giveaway here!
Good luck everyone with your color hunt :)