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Let's Snap Together – Exercise 8: Pop of Color

A pop of color is an accent that stands out against the other (usually analogous) colors in a scene or photograph. It delivers a powerful impact because it establishes a compelling focal point that catches the eye.

Photo by Carlos Quintero on Unsplash

The fact that most leaves are green is no accident of nature. Their color is produced as a result of photosynthesis. The leaves appear green due to the color of the chlorophyll that is produced during the process plants use to convert light into fuel. In fact, green is not the natural color of the leaves. The bright colors that appear in fall, are the true hues. They can be seen in autumn as chlorophyll retreats from the leaves.

The bold hues of fall leaves are captivating bursts of brightness just before the onset of winter. Pops of color signal change. They can be a welcoming or warning.

Routines are necessary and important in our lives, but so are occasional diversions. Like pops of color, mixing it up provides the stimuli we need to keep us actively engaged with the world around us. 

Where can you find pops of color in your world? Seek them out. Photograph them and share them with #snapwithme2020.


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