The next few images show colour combinations including orange.
Image 1 - Walking In The Rain
|ISO 400, shutter speed 1/100 sec at f/5|
|ISO 400, shutter speed 1/400sec at f/14|
Theoretically there is too much orange in the frame to qualify as a contrasting colour combination and likewise there is too much green for the colour to qualify as an accent. Despite this I think the colour contrast is demonstrated well. The orange is eye catching and energetic immediately grabbing our attention.
Both colours in the foreground being repeated on the house helps to add depth to the image.
|ISO 125, shutter speed 1/100sec at f/9|
|ISO 100, shutter speed 1/250sec at f/7.1|
In this image however, despite being complimentary colours, there is a strong sense of movement between the orange and blue. There is tension in the image because the proportion of each colour is approx 50/50.
Because orange is a brighter colour than blue a 50/50 split creates a sense of imbalance. Orange being the brighter colour attracts the eye first which then travels to the blue but soon travels back to the dominant orange. Took me a few minutes to sort that one out in my head - 50/50 = imbalance - but i got there in the end....