This is my contribution to Karma’s August Photo Scavenger Hunt. Karma is not asking for any specific photo this time, but she is looking for a photo for each of the prominent rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Each photo should show something specific to summertime. Bonus: a self-portrait of you in the summertime!
I want to start off with Summertime Vacation. We spent a couple of days vacationing at Virginia Beach. I would never have thought to get up early to wait for the light but here I did. It’s definitely worth it, a beautiful golden orange sunrise during golden hour.
After we got back, there were plenty ripped orange cherry tomatoes.
My first red chili pepper, note to self August 3, 2011.
A yellow black-eyed Susan flower.
A Late evening visit by a green hummingbird.
It is green and here is a closeup image.
Purple passion flower.
I waited for the sun to set, and here is the blue sky during the blue hour. The blue hour comes from the French expression l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of light at this time of day.
As for the bonus, a self-portrait of myself in the summertime. It’s not the easiest task and I had a little help from my tripod and remote control. I know I must have looked funny to my neighbors if they happened to see me, I was walking back and forth several times. And here is a self-portrait of a gardener.
I started my photo hunt early since I have other projects I’m working on. The due date is August 28, 2011. I hope you will join, would love to see your portrait, I mean your summertime photos. 🙂