Sunday 11 May 2014

Colourful Photo Challenge - May

I used Pixlr and BeFunky to boost saturation and blur the edges.

May's Personal Photo Challenge topic
set by Donna is

If you would like to join in
please visit Donna's blog here for her tips and suggestions!

Our embroidery group had a special lunch
at a French cafe on Tuesday
to celebrate Rosie's significant birthday!
I mentioned to the girls that I hoped to find
something colorful to photograph that day!
When I saw these brilliant red cakes I knew this
was the photo op I was waiting for!

I took this photo of my granddaughter at Château de Fontainebleau last year.

This was taken last year in France too - in a wheat field in mid Summer.

I use a basic “Point and Shoot” 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 with a Leica lens.

I followed Donna's suggestion and
edited each photo to adjust the colour saturation, 
vibrance and contrast.

Do pop over and see what everyone else
comes up with here!

Thank you Donna for continuing to
inspire me to think about what I am
seeing through the lens before I click!!

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

a little reminder.....
Kerrie's beautiful Giveaway
closes tomorrow 10 May
so hop over to her blog here 
to be in the draw.
Bonne chance!

Take care and be kind to each other
Merci à bientôt



  1. This was a fun challenge, wasn't it? They all are enriching and challenge us to think and use our eyes and photo skills. I love the one of your granddaughter . What a pop of color! And enjoyed all the extra ones you popped in at the end. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. The photo of your granddaughter is fabulous, definitely my favourite.

  3. I love your colors...especially loving the photo of your grand. :)
    Fun link party....
    xo bj

  4. Gorgeous! The shine on the photos is just beautiful. My favorite, I think probably yours, too, is the little girl with the bright pink coat skipping up the stairs to the grand Chateau. Lovely, lovely editing!

  5. Nice shots! My favorite is the granddaughter on the steps. Beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous photos Shane. I love the bright red desserts and the bright pops of colour in the more neutral backgrounds. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. It's fun to anticipate a photo and fulfill the anticipation. Nice shots!

  8. Great colorful photos The one of your granddaughter was especially nice. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  9. OH MY! The photo of your granddaughter is amazing! She really stood out against all the weathered grays. Love your photos for the challenge my friend! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Diane

  10. Although the red cakes look pretty enticing, my favourite is the red flowers in the wheat field.
    Of course your granddaughter in the distance with her hot pink coat needs to be mentioned too!

  11. Oh my...what gorgeous photos! My favorite is your granddaughter wearing that pink jacket! The contrast is astounding!

  12. These are all beautiful photos, Shane. I love the red cake, but my favorite is your granddaughter at Fontainebleu. It looks like a still from a movie. The modern pink against the old weathered stone building is striking. All sorts of stories could be imagined with that photo.

  13. Lindas fotos, Shane!
    Os vermelhos são "apetitosos" , os amarelos no final são vibrantes mas, a foto da neta é sensacional!
    Um abraço!
    Beautiful photos, Shane!
    The reds are "appetizing", the yellows at the end are vibrants , the granddaughter photo is phenomenal!

  14. Wonderful compositions! I love the pink pop of color in the second one.

  15. It looks like you had fun with the colour assignment, Shane. All of your pictures are beautiful, but I especially like the one of your granddaughter -- the pop of colour against the stone, the youth juxtaposed against the historic chateau.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photos! Love the one of your Grand on the steps - a real treasure.
    Have a great weekend.

  17. Dear Shane,

    What a great photo challenge and I enjoyed seeing your wonderful photos with a pop of colour.
    I especially love the one of your sweet grand-daughter climbing the stairs.
    Happy weekend and enjoy Mothers day tomorrow.

  18. The photo on your granddaughter in her pink jacket is amazing!! I love it, this was a beautiful colorful post.
    Happy weekend

  19. Dearest Shane,
    What a lovely images that clearly are photo - poetry!
    The one with your sweet granddaughter on the stairs at Château de Fontainebleau is a dream!
    Hugs and happy weekend to you.

  20. Beautiful photos, Shane...but the one of your granddaughter on the steps...breathtaking!

  21. Beautiful photos- I especially love the bright spot of your granddaughters coat!

  22. Seriously bright, that gateau! you definitely nailed this challenge!

  23. Wow- you've sure got the POP of colour in each of your photos. LOVE the granddaugher and her hot pink coat, climbing those steps...

  24. Don't you just love a pop of red color in the photo? I could dive right into those red-colored cakes, especially after I read the little chalkboard description! That was good to include it in the composition. Adore the granddaughter photo climbing the stairs. I bet it was with exuberance, LOL. Lovely focusing treatment on that one to emphasize the subject. And the "accidental" poppies in the wheat field is a beautiful example of color contrasts, and also tenacity! Wonderful job on the challenge, Shane!

  25. Hi Shane over from Donna's photo challenge. I love to shoot colors but did not realize how often enhancement makes it even better photo. I love the poppies in the field. I have learned so much from each of you.

  26. I love bright colors, so these photos really speak to me! Great job.

  27. Beautiful photos Shane - I do enjoy your photo challenge posts :-)
    I especially love the one of your grandaughter on the steps. And those cakes make my mouth water. Happy Mothers Day to you dear friend x0x

  28. Lovely captures of the colors.. The cakes looks yummy! And love the shot of your granddaughter on the steps.. Happy Mother's Day and have a great week ahead!

  29. Shane-- wonderful photos- I love the one of your granddaughter!! I use a point and shoot also-- I love my camera.

    Sending you much love-

  30. Wonderful scenes of your is always so lovely coming over to see what you have been creating and doing!
    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, perhaps in NZ it is on a different day! Xox

  31. Hello, I am Roxy and I just joined in at the very last hour for this photo challenge. Not sure if I read it wrong (For personal photo challenged people) ;o) Now, that I am seeing the amazing photos I am so inspired! I read my photo guide book like a novel this afternoon!
    Lovely..Thanks for the tour!
    Blessings, Roxy



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