Lulu x Beside the Danube started a photography project two weeks ago, challenging herself to create a set of photos, one colour, every week. I love this photography challenge, because it’s creatively stimulating. I love that the theme of colour refocuses attention from things, which is what I often concentrate on when I’m doing photography. But as inspirational as this challenge was, I wasn’t sure if I would partake in it. I mean, I wanted to, but did I want to partake in it enough to give up being a lazy summer bum? It just so happened that I left the house this weekend (which is not a regular occurrence when I’m here in China, especially since we currently do not have a car (but will probably get our new car soon after we get back from our Europe trip)), so at least for this weekend, I’m participating in the challenge. We’ll see if I do this again next weekend!
The first week’s colour was yellow, and the second week’s colour (last week’s) was pink. Lulu shared about how her family went on a walk together and joined in on her search for pink. It seemed a very wholesome experience. I doubted my own family would be as enthused about this photography challenge (except for my dad maybe), unless I posed it as something they could make fun of, or something they could make fun of me for. (Remember in my June-in-review post how I talked about how my brothers keep me accountable for doing yoga by basically making fun of me, incredulously asking if I’m still doing that yoga challenge thing? Gotta love ’em.)
It started off pretty normal. My pants are blue! Your shorts are blue! Then it got a little weird. The sky is blue! Haha yeah right. Beijing sky? Blue? The blue sky that I got a shot of was just a little patch of blue, and it was not the patch of blue my brothers pointed at. The patch my brothers pointed at was thoroughly grey. Then they got an even better idea. Why don’t you just take pictures of white things and edit them blue? Then they started pointing out all the white things. Then their suggestions got even better. Screenshot a blue picture!
And even though this last photo is a bit janky, the situation was just too funny for me to leave out. When we finally got back home, my brothers were still pointing out blue things. They pointed to a stone dog at our door that wears a blue shirt (also stone) (super tacky so I didn’t take a picture of it). They pointed to our water dispenser. My youngest brother said he had a blue crown. They kept pointing out blue things whilst I headed straight to the bathroom. When I finished my business, I opened the door and found the crown placed on the floor, right in front of the bathroom door, all lit up.
Join the photography challenge! (You’ll have to pop by Lulu’s blog to see what next week’s colour is because I have no clue lol)
Photos: the sky from the road, chandelier at maan coffee, bookshelf at maan coffee, umbrellas at a pub on the way back home, bins in my community, my little brother’s crown
PS: maan coffee