A very plain and simple shot of a red rose in a tumbler of water. It seems even more real because it’s out of focus. It brings various questions to mind, was it a gift? From whom? Who kept it there on the mantle place? Sometimes simple images can be just as effective.
There’s something a little industrially romantic about the scaffolding that holds up advertising billboards and signs on buildings, and the same goes for the large neon signs that often sit on them, flashing their message into the night sky for all to see. This image of a worm’s eye view of a hotel neon sign in scintillating red is truly beautiful, with its cacophony of metal structure and the twilight in the background.
There are no colours as intense as those found in nature, and there are no patterns or textures as complex and chaotic as those in nature. The deep red innards of this cactus apple are a prime example of both. The detail of that flesh is mesmerising, and that makes this photo both appetising (cactus apples can be very tasty), and hypnotic. The plain white background highlights the effect.
This is a beautiful shot. There’s the overall mood of the image created with that gorgeous blue cast, and the blown out backgrounds, just giving a hint of street and trees. Then there is focus of the images, the dark red baloons that seem to float towards the viewer with the girl’s face only slightly revealed behind them, with an open smile. Some images are beautiful because they are immortal scenes, and some like this are beautiful because they capture a fleeting moment that can never return.
This night shot of a city scape near water has nothing that screams out the colour red when you first see it, but it’s in there. This shot is taken during a steady rain, which you can see in the disturbed surface of the water. The atmosphere is dense with a million rain drops, so the air around those red neon signs at the top of the towers glows with a warm halo. Without that red glow this would be just another boring night shot of buildings.