Photo Essay: Purple

One of the best presents I’ve ever got was a collection of colorful five fingered socks – with a different color for each finger. I like wearing colors, I like surrounding myself with bright and warm colors, and I like photographing colors, too. When it comes to photography, vivid, strong contrasting colors are my favorites – especially those that can be found in nature.

Colorful nature - purple

This photo essay is a short hymn to all the beautiful shades of purple I’ve enjoyed on my spring hikes.

What does the color purple mean?

Colorful nature - purple

Colorful nature - purple

Nobility, majesty, spirituality, mystery, magic, dignity, wisdom. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red.

Colorful nature - purple

Colorful nature - purple

In color psychology, it represents the future, imagination and dreams. It encourages creativity. It’s the color of the sensitive, compassionate intuitive soul – the introvert. It’s also the color of penance in the Catholic liturgy.

Colorful nature - purple

Colorful nature - purple

Lavender is a popular shade of purple that is usually associated with romantic, sentimental and nostalgic feelings. Darker shades often represent luxury, while lilac can be the color of vanity, glamour and youthfulness.

Colorful nature - purple

Colorful nature - purple

Do you like purple? What does it represent for you?

Strbské pleso, High Tatras, Slovakia

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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