Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Red

Hello, friends. I hope everyone has had a nice weekend so far. They go so fast, don’t they?

This week’s photo challenge has us seeing red. Patti has tasked us with sharing photos that feature this “emotional, fiery, and sensual” color. To make the challenge a little more difficult for myself, I chose (with one exception) to find photos where red is not the dominant hue in the scene, but rather a splash of bright color to draw the eye. Here’s what I came up with.

Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes provide a pop of color and cheer on an otherwise drab day.

Red telephone boxes and The Tron Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

You may have seen me post this one before, but I just had to share it again. The red roof of this old crofter’s cottage seems to scream, “Look at me!”

An old crofter's cottage with a bright red roof set in the green countryside of the Scottish Highlands.
Scottish Highlands

The tradition of red church doors dates back centuries. They are not only representative of the sacrificial blood of Christ, but they are also reminders of the Passover, of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice because of their faith, and historically, have signaled the church as a place of refuge, sanctuary, and safety.

A church with a bright red door in Pittenweem, Scotland.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pittenweem, Scotland

A bright red city sightseeing bus colors the streets of Inverness, Scotland, on a gray day.

In Inverness, Scotland-a church with a tall spire, a red double decker bus, and a foot bridge crossing over a river.
Inverness, Scotland

I have no idea what this flower is, but it was so lovely, growing up a stone wall at Ballindalloch Castle in Banffshire, Scotland.

Red orange flowers and green leaves on a vine growing up the side of a stone wall.

Red car, red door, red letterbox…even the young woman’s red hair stands out to me in this photo. Taken on Bernard Street in Leith, Scotland.

Three women walking down a sidewalk in Leith, Scotland.
Leith, Scotland

Thanks for stopping by friends. I hope every one of your days this week is a red-letter day!


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