Colors 0f 1013 Turquoise & Gold




I just love this combination of colours, it makes me think of that 
perfect little Tiffany gift box and with the Holidays just around the corner 
what better way to get inspired than by creating all things sparkly.

November will be celebrated with many shades of TURQUOISE and GOLD
Lets get ready to showcase some new work in style.

BUT BEFORE WE BEGIN!
Thank you so much Mary Caroll from the Mary Caroll Photography  
for hosting October's ORANGE challenge.



HERE WE GO!
NOVEMBER in TURQUOISE and GOLD 

Katy Charlton from the Colors of 2013 group shared a link about 
the psychology of color with us today. Here is what they say about 
turquoise: POSITIVE, COMPASSIONATE, FAITHFUL, INFINITE. 
We definitely share all of these qualities in our group and 
we surely have INFINITE passion to create.

Cannot wait to see this month come to life.






For some sparkly TURQUOISE & GOLD inspiration on my Pinterest board, click HERE.



Let's Begin!


If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva

Colors of 2013 - October in Orange




Take a look at September in Brown
showcased at Isabelle Lafrance photography

Thank you so much for hosting September's challenge dear Isabelle.


FALL IS IN THE AIR!  
The leaves are changing, pumpkins are ready to harvest and decorate our homes for  Halloween. So what better month than October to create with ORANGE, such a happy color.



For some happy ORANGE inspiration on my Pinterest board,
click HERE.



Let's Begin!


If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva

Colors of 2013 - September in BROWN


Before we begin please view last month's SHADES OF GREY.
Thanks you so much Sylvia Cook for hosting August's challenge.



SEPTEMBER IN BROWN
Let's get close to nature with some shades of BROWN.
Maybe you will be inspired by an enchanted forest, or simply by your
morning cup of coffee, what ever it is, let mother nature introduce
fall colors to you in a whole new light.



For some nature in BROWN inspiration on my Pinterest board,
click HERE.



Let's Begin!


If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva



What a wonderful year so far with lots of vibrant colors.
Just take a look at all the beautiful Purples from July HERE.
 

AUGUST IN SHADES OF GREY or should I say 50 SHADES OF GREY ;)

There is a whole varied palette of greys, from cool greys to warm greys,
greys with a tint of red and greys with a tint of blue.

This month's challenge can be either straight B/W photography or
shades of greys shot in color mode.

What I love best about this challenge is that it will allow us to view
our images for TONE, CONTRAST and SHAPE.

Here is one that I tried this morning.
I decided to shoot in color mode but still get as much grey tones as possible.








For some SHADES OF GREY inspiration on my Pinterest board,
click HERE.














Let's Begin!


If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva
















Yellow



Let the sun shine in.
Colors of 2013 June in Yellow


How beautiful to have all this bright yellow in one place. I always love to see all the different approaches and style to each collage that is created in this group.

Thank you all for participating and I look forward to JULY.

So grab a cup of coffee and browse through these ladies websites. A true must see.









Aina Sæle Apelthun











 
Diana Taylor




Carrie Gault










 Kathryn Belanger






 Mary Lou Flack Rutledge


 Melissa Lund


 Michele Larcheveque Catino


 Molly O'Bryon Welpott


 
Nelleke Glasbergen






 Sue Zellers






If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva





Colors of 2013 - June in YELLOW

They call it mellow yellow

I know I surely need some sunshine in my life. The weather has not been cooperating and we crave that hot sun right now. I'm so looking forward to seeing all these happy creations. Let your imagination flow and find a story to tell through your images. A story of happiness.

Here are a few creations from the group:
 









For more yellow inspiration click HERE.



If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva



May in blue - Colors of 2013

May in BLUE wonderful creations

May in Blue was yet to be the most successful color. Full of inspiration, calm, serenity and beauty.
Here are what the talented photographers from the Colors of 2013 group shared with us.





Susan Gary


Abra Alani Cole


Aina Sæle Apelthun


 Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza


 Andrea McClain


  Barbara Gregurič Silič


 Boo Marshall


  Kathryn Belanger


 Jean Ladz Saxon

 Janice Darby


 

Claudia Willison


  Carrie Gault


 Katy Charlton




  Michele Larcheveque Catino


 Molly O'Bryon Welpott


 Nelleke Glasbergen

 Raylee O'Neill


  Sharon Surman


 Sharon Collins




 Robin Brenner McQuay Anderson


Derrika Baughman



Laura Evans






Join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva
















Colors of 2013 - May in Blue

Colors of 2013 - May in BLUE

We are back with May in Blue after a wonderful March in Green and April in White. I wanted to thank Karrie Brewer Drake for helping out during the last two months with the group while my life finds a new normal after losing my mother in law a few weeks ago and becoming caregiver to my father in law all in a heartbeat. I have had so much support both through family and friends and from my online community. Thank you all for being so kind.

Photos by: Eva Ricci            Left: Butterfly - Right: Tiffany Blue

Now lets get back to creating beautiful art for the soul and best of all create new work our portfolios and shops.

Blues have always been a soothing color to me, from oceans to clear blue skies. Shades of Turquoise, Baby Blues and Aquamarine. How about my favorite Tiffany Blue. You can enhance your color using Photoshop if you want to unify all your blues to create a gorgeous serie. The possibilities are endless even with one simple word "BLUE"

For some inspiration click HERE.



If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva
















Colors of 2013 - March in Green

Colors of 2013 - March in GREEN

After an amazing February in Pink we are ready to change colors.
So get ready to create with shades of GREEN for the month of March. 


Some fun shades of GREEN are:
Olive, Lime, Moss Green, Asparagus Green,
Teal, Jade, Apple Green, Pine, Pistachio, Mint and more.


COLOR OF THE YEAR for 2013 over at PANTONE is EMERALD
take a look.


























Here are some beautiful work
already posted on the COLORS of 2013 GROUP.



Top row: Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza, Ingrid Kakebeeke-Mora, Robin Brenner McQuay Anderson
Bottom row: Barbara Gregurič Silič, Isabelle Lafrance, Janice Darby, Zoe Love


If you enjoy creating series of color photography
then take the challenge and join us over on flickr


Hugs,
Eva
















Colors of 2103 Pink




February in PINK with the COLORS OF 2013 Group

Pink was the color for February and our challenge was so much fun with absolutely beautiful images created by the members of the group. Everyone stayed true to their own personal style and created beautiful collections.

Here are some collages that we put together, I could not be more excited to showcase them here.













Janice Darby


Aina Sæle Apelthun



 


Top Left: Angela Loyd Stansell - Top Right: Kelly Newbury
Bottom Left:  Laura Evans  Bottom Right:
Bev Harrison


Top Left: Debbra Obertanec    -    Top Right: Andrea McClain
Bottom Left:  Lisa Renier   
-    Bottom Right: Sylvia Cook

Left: Kim Britt Fearheiley    -    Right: Claudia Willison

Top: Barbara Gregurič Silič    -    Bottom: Jean Ladz Saxon



Top Left: Kristi Jackson    -    Top Right: Kathryn Trippett
Bottom Left:  Kathryn Belanger    -    Bottom Right: Debbie Wibowo

Please visit the Color of 2013 Flickr group to see more beautiful photos

JOIN THE COLORS OF 2013
GROUP CHALLENGE HERE
 


If you are a photographer and wish to join and share, we have a Facebook Group. It is by invite ONLY, so request to join and I will contact you within 48 hrs. HERE


MARCH CHALLENGE to be announced soon.

Hugs
Eva

Colors od 2013 February Challenge Pink




COLORS of 2013 - FEBRUARY challenge

What an inspirational start to the year with so many wonderful
contributions to the RED challenge for January.

Take a look HERE

With February being the month of LOVE, why not continue with the Valentine
them and just soften it up a bit with PINK.

 
One of my all time favorite color, it's so feminine and soft and deliciously perfect,
can you tell my two little girls have rubbed off on me with the love of pink. LOL




Photos by Eva Ricci Studio

Join us over on Flickr

Have fun!!!

Eva

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Beautiful inspiration from the members of COLORS OF 2013 Group

Have you seen the January in RED collection over at COLORS OF 2013 Flickr group. 
I'm so thrilled to share this new group with such talented ladies (men are welcome at any time ;)

Not only are their photographs beautiful and creative but so are they.


Here are some random selections of the JANUARY RED color theme that the group members had to follow. Red is not always an easy color to shoot but as you can tell there is a lot of talent here.

Please forgive me if I did not list all of the members images here as there are just too many beautiful ones. I promise to give everyone a chance to be posted on my blog in the future months.


JOIN THE COLORS OF 2013
GROUP CHALLENGE
HERE
 

If you are a photographer and wish to join and share, we have a Facebook Group. It is by invite ONLY, so request to join and I will contact you within 48 hrs. HERE





Bottom right: Janice Darby


I had fun with these also and came up with a few images for Valentine note cards




Don't forget to pass by again tomorrow to find out what color challenge we will be doing for February.

Hugs,

Eva





Free Photo Templates to showcase your Colors of 2013 photos.

I created a few simple photo templates to help you showcase your
COLORS OF 2013
photos you have been creating so far. These templates are designed using masks and are 900px wide but you can easily tweak them to fit your blog or even your FB need.


Don't forget to click sign up for newsletter when you download these templates, I will surely keep you posted on new freebies and products.

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Dancing in the light with my tulips


The light just caught my eye today and I needed to do a little dance with it.

As you may have noticed from my work, I have a weakness for florals. Their petals and colors create an abstract canvas for me. But this is only when I am able to capture them UP CLOSE.

Since I got my new 5D mkII this past summer, my passion to follow the light in my photography slowly took the back seat. You see, I could only attach the 50mm to the 5D which is an amazing lens for portraits, but as you can see from my work, I LOVE detail, close up shots, macro.
I know... I know... I need the 100mm, but unfortunately that too is on the back burner... hopefully not for long.

For me getting up close allows me to create art, abstract forms, catch the light with splashes of colors and shapes. So today I went back to my little Rebel and attached the 55-250 zoom lens that I hate with a passion and began to study the light.

Ooohh! How much fun it is to see the light dancing like this. Cannot wait to get my hands on the macro lens.

All this said, here are a few SOOC except for some minor brightening tweaks in my raw files.





If you are wondering what light I used. It's simple... the sun. Back light does wonders for tulips.


Doing the happy dance.. I'm in love with these.


Hugs,
Eva







Did you ever want to group 3 or 4 photographs on your wall or better yet showcase in your shop but find it hard to find images that look good grouped together.
 
Well, why not work on creating collections in 2013.

Each month will have it's own color. The style, theme and subject will be all up to you. Weather you are a portrait photographer or a fine art photographer like myself this project is sure to add some fun to your portfolio. The creativity is endless and best of all you could customize your photos to suit your own style.

So here we go!
JANUARY will be RED... as we get ready for next month's Valentines.


Portrait photography by Anam Cara Photography
So lets start creating... if you are a portraits photographer, than dress up your client in red or do a close up of red lips, maybe make a little girl hold a red apple just for the fun of it.
If you are a fine art photographer, there are endless fruits that are red, or flowers (my favorite) or even a red door or a red book. Maybe it's that special romantic sunset ;)

You get the idea. CREATE in COLOR

How to participate:

1- Add your color theme images to this Flickr group. You should aim to post one image per week. Post as many as you wish but be sure to choose your top 4 amazing shots. This will allow you to select a quality portfolio. Remember quality over quantity.

2- Join the Facebook Group where I will be posting the color theme at the beginning of every month.
Since Flickr is not very easy to communicate in groups as they do not have notifications, this private closed FB group will allow us to share ideas and get news on the project and maybe make some new connections.
Also if you do not have a Flickr account please use the group to showcase your weekly post.

3- Once a month I will showcase 4 to 8 pieces from the previous month on my blog. Be sure to sign up to my newsletter.

Lets start the fun and remember no stress, no obligations. We all know life can get busy so don't worry if you cannot post once a week, just keep the creative flow throughout the year.

Hugs,

Eva


This Holiday card set includes 4 blank note cards, 4"x5.5" with white envelope. Press printed on smooth card stock.

With The Holidays around the corner we always need more greeting cards to send to our loved ones.

Entering is easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1- SHARE 
2- SIGN UP for my newsletter 
3- COMMENT below with your contact info.

There will be 4 winners.
ONE WINNER A DAY for 4 DAYS

FIRST DRAW - Saturday December 8 at 3pm EST
SECOND DRAW - Sunday December 9 at 3pm EST
THIRD DRAW - Monday December 10 at 3pm EST
FOURTH DRAW - Tuesday December 11 at 3pm EST

WINNERS will be announced here and on my facebook page so don't forget to check in!

All items won will be shipped same day as raffle so you should have your cards in time for your Christmas wishes.

Happy Holidays

Eva