Complimentary/Harmonious Colors



Using the color wheel, and if I got this right, this gallery should have a bit of harmonious flow to it…(click on the pictures for a better view)…

Yes, no, maybe so?

What I learned this week:

I understand why using harmonious colors would be beneficial. They can either make your subject stand out more or blend in (like the wheat stalks vs the fish). They definitely make things more appealing to your eyes. I keep thinking about my “fashion sense” (or lack of). Or creating food dishes that makes your mouth water when you see it (think melted cheddar cheese and tomatoes). Or placing the photos on my wall in a different pattern, less of a mish mash, more harmonious.

I wanted to include this picture too.


The floral arrangement itself is a real beauty. Just look how they placed the flowers beside eachother, blending the lighter and darker hues together so it flows together, so they compliment eachother. And then to place it on a table with the Carribean Sea as the backdrop…the result is a mixture of art, design, and beauty.

For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Complimentary Colors



Cee’s Compose yourself Challenge: Color Basics

I started off with this photo…

I took these, adjusting the camera’s white balance…

And began to have a bit of fun with these two…

.What I learned:

Most of my photos these days are being white-washed – there is too much white on white with the white skies and white snow. Adding a bit of color helps to create a bit more depth to them. This is also a time consuming process. I agonized over which photos to make adjustments too and how much of a tint they should have.

For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Color Basics


Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge:#15 Cropping Tips

Honestly, I thought this challenge would be easy peasy. I spent the better part of last week snapping photos here and there and came home only to find they weren’t really that great. I went into my archives and pulled out these two:

It was difficult to decide what I actually wanted and could keep in the picture. The more I tried to crop, the less definition I seemed to have…

Here are two I took this week:

did learn a lot these last two weeks. Fiddled with the settings on my camera a bit, played with the fine and digital zoom options. One thing to note is that it is winter, and the earlier you are out to take the pictures, the better they will be (more light, less grainy). And snapping miscellaneous pictures, hoping to just crop out the crap, just doesn’t work.

Thank you for the lesson 🙂

For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge #15: Cropping tips