MARCH THEME – 'When Colour matters'

Forums Monthly Theme MARCH THEME – 'When Colour matters'

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  • #11489
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    Peter Robinson
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    The colour certainly is important in this photograph. It does make you feel warm!

    #11514
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    wbaxter
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    Tutbury Photo Day small images-8701

    Colour a plenty

    #11515
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    Ian McNab
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    She’s a colourful lady, Wallace. And the oranges give her name away!

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    Ian McNab
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    #11520
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    Peter Robinson
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    That’s certainly a colourful portrait Wallace. The red hair really stands out against the cool background.
    I think your blue themed photo is an interesting pattern picture Ian. The shadows give it some depth and I find myself going in circles!

    #11524
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    wbaxter
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    Were the blinds really blue or has there been some colour addition? I wonder

    #11526
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    Ian McNab
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    Yes, Wallace, the blinds really were blue – the local library is being refurbished, and these had been taken out and dumped. The blinds were pretty much that colour – there’s no added saturation and no changes to hue or luminosity; but I added a touch (not much) to the vibrance, and I increased the contrast slightly, which always seems to intensify colours somewhat. 

     

    #11528
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    Peter Robinson
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    I took this simple photograph at Tutbury on Sunday of the lady in red. It clearly shows how powerful the hue of red is.It would be lost in black and white, but it may look better in black and white because the red wouldn’t dominate the photograph.

    Lady in Red

    #11530
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    wbaxter
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    You can give it a go Pete in B&W but I do like the red

    #11555
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    Peter Robinson
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    I took a couple of snaps this morning in my garden with this month’s theme in mind. Two completely different pictures with plenty of room for experimentation and refinement. These certainly would work the same way on black and white.


     

    #11557
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    ajroyle
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    Muscari coming up already Peter? Without the contrasting colour it would not be so clearly identifiable as the focal point, would it?

    Same with this material on the strand line at Porth Cwyfan.

     

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    Ian McNab
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    #11559
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    Peter Robinson
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    The vivid purple really jumps out in your photo John. What’s all that rubbish about blue and green? Your processing technique makes is look very sharp and brings out a lot of texture.

    I think Ian’s photo is all about contrasting colours as well. Blue car, and jackets, then the pink scarf. stands out once more.

    #11561
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    Ian McNab
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    Yes, blue car with red lights, blue shop with red/pink bits, all on the diagonal with the girls (in their somewhat surreal sunglasses and winter-sports kit on a Spring afternoon in Sandbach High Street!).

    #11562
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    ajroyle
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    We can’t let this topic go by without referring to one of the present day masters of colour harmony Niall McDiarmid

     

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