Beautiful Melancholy

pretty when you cry

The Color of Misery

This challenge closed about 7 years ago.

The Challenge

The use of dark or stark coloring (especially bw) is common in expressions of sadness or misery. But, I’ve seen some fantastic and moving pieces come this way in full color, or at least more color than one might expect! So… let’s see your best color representation of gloom, apathy, lament, etc.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favorite(s) (keeping the challenge concept in mind)!!

Rewards & Prizes

First featured member of the group (yay!), and your image will become the group avatar until the next challenge.

Additional Information

Note that any bw/sepia, etc. images will be removed from the challenge.

Good luck and have fun!

Cover Image: Birds of a Feather by Marianne (Smit...


The Top Ten

woman by agnès trachet

woman by agnès trachet was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • falling by Tom Norton
  • Silent Grief by Irina Bojariu
  • Yesterday's Choice by MelDavies
  • Broken Doll by Gisele Bedard
  • Ceres by Rebecca Tun
  • felicity's mum was miss australia in '55... by donna malone
  • Night Swimmer by Helena Wilsen - Saunders
  • Knife Play by MGBradford
  • Green Eyed Lady by Bridgette O'Keefe

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