Though, in most cases, my Canon gives me exactly what I want, sometimes it's tempting to play around with photos, changing mood with colors.
The first shot of the little Rapeseed flower (Brassica napus) is the one with the make up.
I feel more excitement in this one.
This is the original, in cool tones and a quite different mood (I think). When I look at it, I feel balance, inner peace, calm, back with my feet on the ground.
Color has a huge impact on our emotional states and on our physical body.
Warm colors (red, yellow and orange) hype us up, while cooler colors (blue, purple and green) calm us down.
Red is the most emotionally intense color, it stimulates the heart to beat faster and increases breathing.
Green is the universal healing color, calming and refreshing. Clear perception, self- recognition, and compassion are associated with green.
While the general perception of cool and warm colors is universal, a color may become associated with a personal event (nice or ugly). By remembering that event (ex: your blue dress at the prom), every instance thereafter, that color may affect you differently then someone who doesn't have such an association.
We like our favorite colors because of the way those colors make us feel.
As you can see, color is more than simply decoration, it alters mood and also affects a person's state of mind and health.
Remember, when decorating, the power of colors can change how you feel!
Try it yourself; let your eyes rest for about 10 seconds on the first picture, then move down to the second one.
How do you feel?
Check out Macro Flower Saturday for other beautiful flower macro photos.