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



A Photo a Week Challenge: Romance

Merriam-Webster definition: an emotional attraction or aura belonging to an especially heroic era, adventure, or activity. Yes, I had to look up the definition :).

 I don’t think the candle needs an explanation…

The cardboard house was a gift to my daughter from my MIL. The coloring of it has turned into a family affair and the feelings I have while we are doing it, are nothing less than romantic.

For Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge: Romance

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

Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Nighttime

For Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: Nighttime

It is inevitable, as the days become shorter, that some of my photos will be captured at night. It is something I have only recently started experimenting with, and I definitely have a lot to learn, but these are some of my favorites…

Phone charger, in the car

Phone charger, in the car

Fertilizer plant, note the moon on the left
Fertilizer plant, note the moon on the left
Third quarter moon, 13 second exposure
Third quarter moon, 13 second exposure
Half moon, through the clouds, 15 sec exposure
Half moon, through the clouds, 15 sec exposure

*photos are not edited*