This alphabet is the opposite of gray and dreary. This alphabet will be all about colour, LOTS of colour, nothing BUT colour. Both the foreground and background of every letter photo should contain nothing but colour -- NO BLACK, NO WHITE, NO GRAY. It doesn't matter what colour, but whatever colour it is, it needs to be saturated enough so that it really doesn't "look" ...
The current theme is Concrete : Each letter must either be made of concrete, or carved/moulded out of concrete, or painted on concrete. If the letter is painted, though, the background must be plain, unpainted concrete.
NEGATIVE SPACE - or cut-out letters - is a revisit to a theme from the early days (beginning of 2007).
The rule as formulated then: The letter must have been created by taking material away and leaving an empty space. This means we'd like to see through the letter to a background that is made of different stuff from the letter (including just air) - letters that are me...
I've been having a bit of fun over in a new alphabetical order group with a twist:
In this one, you post pictures of *objects* in alphabetical order (English only, I'm afraid). Come on over and join in!
The current theme is Spring-colour checkerboard : The letter images should have backgrounds of alternating colours -- first green, then yellow, then back to green. The letters may be of any colour, but neutral is best.
Decorative (as opposed to decoratED) letters: Letters whose shape is clearly meant to be decorative as well as representative of the letter. This criterion would leave a lot of room for interpretation but I think we could manage to keep it on track
Boring letters sounded - and still sounds - like a good theme. But when I started looking at my letter collection for boring stuff, I couldn't decide. Partly, as suggested, because we don't shoot the really boring letters (I suppose). But also because I tend to find something interesting in anything I see.
But perhaps boring just means gray and colourless?
As mixed as possible over the run of the alphabet. Each letter should be a different colour from the one before it in the pool. No need to mix many colours in the same photo. Bright and well defined colours would be nice.