On December 20th I published this photo of a gate. Somehow, when I was writing the post for the next day, I accidentally deleted it. I am still challenged by this process! In any event, it was such a favorite photo of mine I decided to add it to today's post, so it could still be enjoyed.
Someone commented on the image, inquiring as to whether I was using pictures of red and green that I disliked. On the contrary! Since the red/green complementary combination is my personal least favorite I deliberately set out to find compositions in which I did like the color combination. The gate was one of those images. I thought it interesting that of the comments made, some found the gate welcoming and happy, while others characterized the gate as menacing. Once again, a fascinating sampling of personal response to visual elements. And by the way, I apologize for losing the comments when I lost the post. They were most welcome.
The new image also pleases me. As a fan of Georgia O'Keefe, I love close-up shots of flowers, even if the genre veers toward cliche. And since my primary motivation this week is to share a series of pictures where red and green play effective roles, this picture is worth posting.