I am having fun taking these color themed pictures of the Inland Empire. February is, surprise-surprise, all about the pink and red. I’m going to take this opportunity to pat myself on the back for not including any pictures of the Valentine’s Day decorations I saw around town. Of course, that’s probably why I have eight pictures this month as opposed to January’s ten pictures. You can see the expanded pictures at the Inland Empire Family blog.
My goal is to show those who don’t live in the Inland Empire that we are more than the browns and beiges normally associated with this almost-desert locale. I’m still deciding what colors to photograph in March and April. That’s the best part of this project–I only allow myself to photograph certain colors for the month, and once I commit to a color, there is no turning back.
This year-long project was inspired by Nicole Robertson of Little Brown Pen and her series of color-themed pictures of Paris. Please do go check out her pictures. They are far better than mine, and for several reasons. One, they are of Paris, not Perris. Two, she is a (much, much, much) better photographer. Three, she did it first. And better. And it’s always nice to give the originator of an idea the high-five they deserve.