Colour Relationships and Violet
The following 3 images show examples of colour combinations including violet.
In J.W. Von Goethe's theory of colour ratio's and brightness both blue and violet have relatively low values. Blue 4 and violet 3. They are also adjacent to each other in the colour wheel and are therefore similar colours. Blue is a cool colour but as violet sits next to both blue and red in the colour wheel it can add a warming effect to an image.
Colours are subjective and violet is one of the hardest colours to identify.
Image 1 - Ice Dancers
|ISO 400, shutter speed 1/30sec at f/5.6|
Image 2 - Blue Flowers
|ISO 100, shutter speed 1/125sec at f/5.7|
Many of the images by both of these photographers use motion or blur to remove the fine detail from their images leaving only a suggestion of the subject and the intensity of the colours. E.g. in Pete Turner's - Taxi Central Park, 1957 image or Ernst Haas - Regatta, California 1957. In my own interpretation I have resisted removing too much detail, particularly as I am unsure how these would be accepted as part of the Assignment. However it is a project I would like to follow up on at a later date.
This is one of my favourite images for Assignment 3. I particularly like how the subject matter is the colours themselves and the striking relationship between the blue and violet.
Image 3 - Purple Cabbage Flower
|ISO 450, shutter speed 1/30sec at f/1.8|