#Good Challenge: Colour Purple

"Purple is my second favorite color. Much like green, it has a calming effect on my mind. I love purple clothes and purple backgrounds. It gives off a sense of wisdom." — Muhammad Sumran

"Pick of the Bunch" by Linda Cutche



We have had our yellow, green, and blue challenges so moving forward through the colour scheme we now have purple! For the most part we have agreed that each of the colours we've captured in the past had a particular emotional impact on the viewer but purple is a colour that can lead to different feelings, emotions, and associations!


"Purple Aster" by Grant Beedie


The most common characteristics that come to mind when we think of ‘purple’ are magic, mystery, and luxury. Purple is also associated with wisdom and spirituality. As it occurs more rarely in nature than some of the other colours it got a lot of attention causing the connection to the unknown and supernatural. Purple is also often seen as a royal, luxurious colour because in ancient times creating dyes to colour fabric required a lot of effort and expense, especially a dye in this colour which was not available in abundance in nature and so was only available to wealthy individuals.


"Perfect in Purple" by Carole Garside


There are some different terms to deal with when it comes to this intriguing colour and you likely use 'purple' and 'violet' interchangeably but there's a difference. ‘Violet’ is an actual colour that is noticeable in nature due to its presence in the electromagnetic spectrum. It has a wavelength that ranges from 380 nm to 450 nm. (Source) ‘Purple’ meanwhile is a mix of red and blue colours.


"Purple Sunset" by Haydn Parkes


Do you capture this mysterious colour in your photographs usually? We're looking forward to seeing what purple pictures you capture in this week's topic on the Community Chat page whether you use purple as an accent or have been drawn towards it in nature.


"Liza in Lavender" by Zhanna


To view previous entries and challenges click here albums.excio.io/profile/challenges or find them on the app (Members tab -> Top Members -> Challenges). When viewing the collection on the app or one of the challenges albums online – think how the photographs make you feel (for example – all blue photos or all yellow, patterns vs textures).


"Purple Velvet" by Heather Maree Owens


"A sea of purple" by Dionne Solly


"Enchantment" by Vicki Finlay

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