Thursday, 10 November 2011

Assignment 3 - second time round.

Colour Relationships
Having re-worked this Assignment I have now completed some of the required images. The first three here demonstrate the relationship between green and red. These two colours are complementary colours as they are opposite each other in the colour wheel. In order to produce a sense of harmony in an image the ratio of red must equal that of the green. Any more or less of either colour creates a colour accent.

Image 1 - Field of Poppies
Complementary Colour Combination

ISO 100, shutter speed 1/250sec at f/8

Despite the hues of the greens being relatively pale compared to that of the red, the combination here works well because the reds are scattered throughout the whole image.

Image 2 - Jelly Babies
Colour Accent

ISO 100, shutter speed 1/320sec  at f/9
The ratio of red to green is totally out of balance producing an image demonstrating colour accent.

Image 3 - Lost Trainer
Colour Accent

ISO 100, shutter speed 1/250sec at f/5.3
In lots of ways this image breaks the rules. The trainer is very nearly central in the image and so breaks the rule of thirds and proportionally the ratio of red to green is closer than you would expect for a colour accent.

In this instance the image shows a scene exactly as I found it in the street. I resisted the urge to tamper with the trainer and change the composition. I think the combination works as the red is scattered throughout the image and this carries your eye to various areas giving the impression of more red than there actually is, while the green demands attention creating the accent.

1 comment:

  1. A lovely set of images giving beautiful representations of the colours.