Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

This week’s Photo Challenge is the color Purple, a mix of warm reds & cool blues; a symbol of royalty. The word ‘purple’ comes from the Tyrian purple dye, manufactured from the mucus of a snail found on the shores of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (Lebanon). This dye was highly prized in antiquity because instead of fading the color became more intense with weathering and sunlight! Some interesting facts and associations with the color Purple.

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. You covered it from all angles..nice!

  2. You did purple justice!

    1. 🙂 Thanks. And thanks for dropping by!

  3. Meenakshi says:

    I absolutely love the aubergines and that purple wall against the pink dress. Very eye catching indeed!

    1. Thanks Meenakshi 🙂 The wall is from a shop house in Arab street, Singapore, a very colorful & artsy shopping area.

  4. patty says:

    Very inspirational. Love it.

    1. Thanks Patty 🙂 and thanks for the follow!
      Cheers!
      Ritu

  5. NiinaMaria says:

    The purple wall is my favorite!

    1. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!

  6. Gracie says:

    Love all the shades of purple!

    1. Thanks Gracie and thanks for the follow! 🙂
      Cheers!
      Ritu

  7. Priyanka says:

    What lovely pictures Ritu! You are a gifted photographer. Loved number 3:)

    1. 🙂 Thanks Priyanka! I love color and I’m still learning in photography!

  8. sutira says:

    These are all beautiful purple!

  9. Really liked your purple selections. I nearly posted one of those electric waterlilies http://photoswithfinesse.com/Images/Flamboyant%20Flora/9×9%20waterlily%20-%20electric%20purple.htm in my own challenge before I decided to hit the back yard for inspiration instead.

    1. Thanks Suzan! 🙂 That’s a lovely picture of the water lily with the droplets!

  10. Kankana says:

    Gosh that purple wall is soo gorgeous. My bed room back at home is painted purple .. one of my fav color 🙂

    1. 🙂 Thanks Kankana!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Are those little aubergines in the bottom corner…??

    1. Thanks 🙂 Yes those are aubergines!

  12. Tadka Pasta says:

    Can totally drown in that purple display..beautiful! Must show this to my daughter coz this her her favorite and you’ve captured it beautifully!

  13. buntscheck says:

    I like your work very much. So I nominate you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. You can found more informations here: http://buntscheck.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/one-lovely-blog-award/ Thank you so much for sharing your artwork! Have a lot of inspirations!!!

    1. 🙂 Thanks for all the lovely compliments and the blog award Susanne!
      Cheers!
      Ritu

      1. buntscheck says:

        It is my pleasure!

  14. janina says:

    Purple is one of my favourite colours, especially like that of the ‘olives’ in the bottom right selection of photos with this post (are they baby aubergines?).

    1. Thanks Janina 🙂 yes they’re aubergines.

  15. Anna Marie says:

    The purple in these photos is so vibrant. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite they are all great shots.

  16. How did I miss these? It’s a gorgeous purple gallery Ritu – just fabulous 🙂

  17. ilargia64 says:

    Purple 1 is one of the most beautiful pics I have ever seen!
    Thanks for visiting my place!

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