Much like Kermit the Frog would say that’s not a bad thing. Living in the high desert as I do the predominant colors spectrum is pretty muted and in the red and brown neighborhood. And if there is green it’s on the dry side not vibrant. Contrast that with being in Florida and almost everywhere you look green pops out at you. When I am looking for personal subjects to shoot I often look for a target like a subject or a color to make me look harder for images and toe stretch. So the last day or so I’ve been looking to make images for the color green…

You just never know where it might lead you… Top two images were captured with the Lumix GH4.

backlit green banana leaf photo

I love the glowing color and wavy detail from the underside of a banana leaf that is back lit from the sun.
Lens Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 1/125 sec f4.5 ISO 200

green bee photo

While the prominent color of the image is in the warm tones the neon green bee jumps out…
Lens Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 1/200 sec f6.3 ISO 1600 – added 26mm of Vello Extension tubes That is one small critter!

green screen photo

OK let’s make a visual pun. Can anyone say ‘green-screen’??
This was shot with the DMC LX100 1/125 sec f2.8 ISO 320 I call this camera the ‘Pro’s Point & Shoot’ as all the controls for shooting settings are available outside the menus on dials with click stops like the old days… Feels pretty retro.

I find that little self assignments like this make me look harder for images, and usually, I’ll make better images than just pointing the camera and shooting. It seems to make me look harder no matter what the ‘assignment’ might be and seems to lead to better photos in the long run.

What’s your next ‘assignment’?

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob