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Looking at life through rose coloured glasses – #SundayStills

February 14, 2021
looking at life through rose coloured glasses

This week’s #SundayStills prompt is ‘Rosy Red’ now that should be easy but again I struggled to put my take on what this prompt conjured up for me.

What color is rose red?

Rosy red is defined as in the Cambridge Dictonary

as having a colour between pink and red:

If a situation is described as rosy, it gives hope of success or happiness

Canva the graphic design website describes Rose Red as

Rose red is a soft, pinkish shade of red. The rose red hex code is #FF033E.

To make rose red, you’ll need red, blue and white paint. Start with a red base and mix in a very small amount of blue to reach a purplish color. From there, add in a little bit of white paint, which will lighten the shade to create rose red’s soft hue.

So how do I portray Rosy Red in images?

The saying ‘looking at life through rose coloured glasses’ usually means that the person is viewing life from the positive side. I decided to experiment with some of my photos and present them looking through rose coloured glasses. I’m not entirely sure if my experiment worked but again the prompt has extended my creative thought, something which I feel is not a strong trait of mine.

I present to you my Life through Rose coloured glasses

My husband, children and their partners, and grandsons, keeping fit through working out, running and living by the ocean helps to keep me active and mentally upbeat with a positive outlook on life.

The beach where I live at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast
Brisbane City where I used to live and where I run each week
Beautiful Jacaranda trees
Enjoying a coffee

Well that is my take on the prompt ‘Rosy Red’. What would you have done if you were taking part in the challenge?

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  • Reply Debbie Harris February 14, 2021 at 08:05

    Brilliant way of looking at the prompt Sue! I loved seeing your life through rose coloured glasses and think you have oodles of creativity inside of you 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2021 at 08:21

      Oh thanks lovely Deb. I am definitely learning from others like you and Donna with the way you look outside the box in regards to the prompts. It makes me think more and I’m grateful to you both for that. x

      • Reply Donna Connolly February 14, 2021 at 08:36

        And we are grateful to you! We learn a great deal from each other! 😀

        • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2021 at 13:41

          We certainly do learn from each other don’t we? xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 14, 2021 at 08:38

    Hi, Sue – This is such a cool post! A definite home run!!
    How did you make the half and half rose-coloured pictures? They are awesome!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2021 at 13:41

      Thanks, my friend. I used Canva to make the half and half rose-coloured pictures. Glad you enjoyed the post. x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 14, 2021 at 15:26

    Hi Sue – I’m not sure I want to see the world through rose coloured glasses – it looks more vital and alive without the filter. Maybe that’s a great analogy about life in general – you can pretty it up by covering over reality, but you miss those deeper colours and experiences.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 15, 2021 at 06:38

      Hi Leanne, I’ve had mixed comments about the filter. Some like you prefer to see the image and the world without the filter, yet others have felt that the filter is a positive way to face reality. I agree with you analogy though and I enjoyed trying to think outside the box with this prompt. x

  • Reply The Widow Badass February 15, 2021 at 00:42

    My late husband had an aunt who was constantly accused by her family of looking through life with rose-coloured glasses, instead of seeing the reality of what was going on. I thought she was a joy to spend time with, and I miss her to this day. Bring on the rosy spectacles, please! Great post.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 15, 2021 at 06:34

      Hi Deb, it is interesting because I’ve had a couple of comments where readers have preferred the side of the images without the lens. Your aunt sounds lovely and what’s wrong with trying to see the positive side of life? Life is tough as it is and whilst we do have to live in reality finding joy in that reality is priceless. Thanks for sharing. xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt February 15, 2021 at 02:37

    Sue, your creativity with the themes each week knows no bounds! I love what you did with the rose-colored glasses. But without that lens, I still see joy and your zest for life in each image! High five, girlfriend!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 15, 2021 at 06:30

      Thanks so much for the encouragement, Terri. I think I’m really getting into thinking outside of the box with #SundayStills. I already have my ideas for next week’s one! I agree it is wonderful to see life in it’s purest form without the lens. xx

  • Reply Graham February 15, 2021 at 08:23

    Very creative take on the challenge. You have a great outlook on life.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 19, 2021 at 09:46

      Thanks Graham! Enjoy your weekend.

  • Reply Jennifer Jones February 20, 2021 at 08:05

    I love how you’ve looked at Rosy Red Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:24

      Thanks Jennifer, I’m trying to think outside the box with #SundayStills x

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