I was rummaging around in an old hard drive today and came across this forgotten image from 2009. It reminded me that I have been promising myself a return trip to the American Southwest for a long time. Monument Valley and a full moon; a magical experience. I didn’t really know what I was doing with the camera back then; I’d love to have another go now.
Red is such a very photogenic colour. It looks great against snow and ice.
And makes a vibrant focal point for a colour-popped black and white.
We love red over here, on our buses, phone boxes, and postboxes.
It is the colour of earth, from the slopes of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon…
…to the raw power of the mighty Kilauea.
It is the colour of fire, and those who fight it.
But it is also a colour flowers use to lure bees,
the colour of a robin’s breast,
and of Christmas.
From a boat on Lindisfarne’s fair and ancient shore,
to the far more ancient walls of Egypt,
and the roof of a Quebec church,
red is all around us.
It is the colour of our very life’s blood,
and of remembrance.
To celebrate Earth Day, here are some images I have taken over the years of our beautiful planet. The top one is, of course, the Grand Canyon.
Northumberland National Park, England