“Thanks for doing your own hair and makeup,” says Rachel, “I was going to arrange a trip to Heidi’s Salon.”

“No problem, figured I should do it myself if you want to take my picture.” says Ariane.

“So, tell me about this photography assignment,” asks Ariane.

“Well, the assignment is a study in low color contrast,” Rachel explains.

“Which means what?” asks Ariane.

“I’m supposed to take a photo that is dominated by one color,” Rachel explains, “and I need 4 elements with that color. I’m going with an orange/brown color, I figured it would be easy since it is still autumn with orange and brown leaves in the trees.”


“So trees are one element.”

“I’m planning on taking the picture during sunset. I got an orange dress for you to wear, that’s 3.”

“And the fourth?”

“I haven’t decided, maybe your face lit by the setting sun will do it.”.

“Nice, so where are we going?” asks Ariane.

“We are going to go to Echo Canyon State Park.”

“Yeah, I know the place,” says Ariane, “In fact, I know a faster way there, do you want to take a shortcut?”

Take the Shortcut

Don’t take the shortcut