I haven’t been doing much with the camera except for last week when a friend asked me to take some photos for her. Due to being ‘hayfever cursed’ and the pollen count being high, I decided to stay indoors when it’s nearly 30 degrees outside and have a play with the pictures while watching the Wimbledon men’s final….at the same time! Who said men can’t multitask! Anyway, still working on the black and white theme and have a long way to go to understanding different hues. Will keep practicing. Here are a few of what I did.
As I was editing the photos I began thinking about colour and the effect that colour has or can have. Holistic practitioners believe that colour can have or do have very powerful healing properties. Colour therapy or Chromotherapy is commonly practiced and is used to re-energise or rebalance the chakras.
Do different colours affect you differently? Do you notice that when the day is sunny people tend to be in high spirits? Does this have to do with the effect of light and colour on us? I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Not an uncommon disorder but apart from dosing up on vitamin D, the short, grey days really gets me stressed, depressed, anxious, the usual symptoms, and this might sound strange but yellow, lilac or the right shade of blue tends to have a calming effect on me.
I can see the skeptics among us rolling their eyes while reading this. Is it a matter of ‘belief healing’ or does chromotherapy really work? Does light and colour have a profound effect on our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? One love.