Complimentary/Harmonious Colors

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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.

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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: Symmetry

Things I learned this week:

  • It’s bloody cold out! Cameras are hard to operate with gloves. I was able to take the first two photos before my fingers (and camera) were freezing up.
  • I was hoping to find some pictures from my archives to fit this challenge. The reflection is the only one I could find.(Definitely something to keep in mind for future photos.)
  •  I couldn’t resist taking the last photo. My daughter had placed her blanket over the coffee table and I thought “gee, look at that symmetry.”

    For Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Symmetry