The usage of color contrast has been beautifully executed by all the great respondents to this week’s challenge. It is truly magnificent to see how much color variety and contrast exists in Nature and the world that we have created.
One of the advantages of living in New England is that we often get beautiful colors during the Autumn season, which provides a bit of color contrast/
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Georgie’s post in her blog Third Time Lucky! shows us some gorgeous colors across the spectrum.
Michelle’s post in Southern by Design reminds us that Green Means Go!, using contrast between human-made and natural colors.
Xenia’s Whippetwisdom shows explorations with her wonderful Whippets, which lead her to enough beautiful Nature that she provide even a second entry in this week’s challenge: Whippetwisdom!
Marga writes The photographer smiled, in which she expertly used contrasting colors of two chairs to create a wonderful composition!
Ann’s post in Ann J White shows us beautiful colors and their contrast at the edge between sea and sky, as well as sea and land.
Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh provides a view of the Blue Star Spring in Yellowstone; it’s stunning!
Miriam’s contribution in Shower of Blessing provides us a wondrous view of a beach on Maui, which really tells me to go visit it!
Leaking Ink is a gorgeous blog, and this week’s entry takes us to Masai Mara in Kenya with great photos.
Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best has an elegant simplicity to it, which really draws the viewer in wonderfully!
Miriam’s fantastic blog, Out an’ About, contributes a post that shows us the great colors of Australia; makes me want to travel!
I think that we can all agree that these are truly great posts! Thanks to all your contributions, I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s theme…
Welcome to episode 29 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Seeing all the great entries to last week’s theme of Nature’s Beauty gave me the idea to take a look at what makes nature photography stand out, particularly color photography: Color Contrast.
A lot of what makes for a good photograph, especially when Nature is the subject, is derived from the work of Ansel Adams. In his writings about photography, Adams talks about the zone system as a means for correlating what the photographer visualizes and the final print product. A key aspect is the amount of contrast that exists between parts of the image. While the system was developed for black and white photography, its principles can be applied to color photography.
In color photography, we have the additional luxury of using color to create additional contrast between the various components of the image. This week’s challenge is to use color contrast in your photos to its best advantage. These can be complementary colors, or subtle tonal gradations; I’ll leave the choices to you…
This image is from a recent trip to the Iceland where I had the opportunity explore the geothermal area in Hverir; this area has steam vents, hot water welling up from the ground and generally a great look to it. In this shot I wanted to use the coloring of the ground and contrast it against the blue sky; additional the blue of the sky is reflected in the hot water run-off to create additional interest.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m counting on all of you to come up with some really cool choices; keep in mind that color is everywhere and not just in Nature! Have fun and start sharing!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an EF24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at 1/400 second with f/11 and 200 ISO.