Visual Assignment: Splash the Color

Splash the Color: For this visual assignment, our task is to remove color from a photo, and then restore color to an object in the photo. (3.5 stars)


I took this photo over the summer, where there were only dead grass and weeds around. Then, I came across these small daisies. It was so random to see them sprouted, so I had to capture them. I chose this photo because I think flowers are so simple yet beautiful. No matter what was around them, weeds and all, the flowers bloomed and became so bright. I wanted to emphasize their brightness in this photo. This idea is also something that can apply to certain situations, whether it be school, sports, work, or relationships. Although there may be things around you blocking your shine, someone or something always brings out your greatness so everyone can see for themselves.


I used the Aviary application, which is available online and can be downloaded on your phone. Once I was on the app, I chose the “Splash” icon. It turned the photo black and white. From here, I was able to use the “Smart Color” tool and click on areas where I wanted color. I then clicked the daisies to revive them of their color.

I enjoyed doing this assignment, because I always see this splash tool being used. It usually emphasizes something that may be a hidden or not the main part of an image.