red enough?

June 12, 2022  •  12 Comments

It is that time of year again to assemble entrants for Shadow and Light Magazine's Color It Red contest.  So this particular blog is photograph-heavy.  I am never 100% sure if all "reds" qualify or if it is fire-engine red, tomato red, or wine red that the judges are considering.  Most of those are included here.  Are they red enough?    

If you have a moment, could you let me know which images you like the best out of the group?  That will help me cull the ones I will eventually enter.  Thank you!



autumn leaf

Indian paintbrush (Castellija spp). flowers in snow

rug detail

Rug 366Rug 366

apples on autumn leaves

primary colors - sky, adobe, red canopy

Fred in Rug 347 at El Malpais National Monument

rose arch




Thanks to Barbara F. R., Christina, Kay, Steve, Jean & Sam, Dianne, Catherine, Ann A., and Wayne for commenting this week.  Have a great week with lots of photographic surprises!

until next Monday,


a passion for the image©



I have to vote for Fred with his blanket climbing the hill as #1. I also like "primary colors". Good luck
Love the Indian Paintbrush in snow
Stewart. Herd(non-registered)

Heather forwarded me your email. Beautiful photos! If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Autumn Leaf. On this warm Summer morning, that bright image took me right into "Fall in the Southwest".
Sara Woodburn(non-registered)
Great choices here! My picks are for the knock out photo, Primary Colors, for the color and movement in Radishes, and for Fred in the rug because of the two reds, one dyed and one mineral. Well done! I had forgotten about those columbines in red and yellow.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
While the redishes (yes they should be called redishes) are ok.
But the the Indian Paintbrush is my pick. They really pop.
And, of course, they are one of my favorite wildflowers flowers.
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