|Poppies. ISO 200, f/10, 272mm efl, 1/200 sec|
This image uses 2 primary colours (red and blue), small touches of the third (yellow) and a secondary colour (green). The warm colour red is at the front and comes even further forward perceptually while the cold colour (blue) recedes. This is gives great apparent depth to the picture. Although there is less red than either blue or green the intensity of the colour makes it stand out. It is not totally balanced but your eye is drawn to the poppies.
|Iris. ISO100, f/4, 90mm efl, 1/800 sec|
|Poppies by the Sea. ISO 100, f/5, 90mm efl,1/320 sec.|
|Boat for Sale! ISO250, f/9, 316mm efl, 1/200|
A very simple combination of blue background (receding) and a vibrant red boat. This was a far distance out from the shore and the boat still caught the eye. The saturation of the red helps balance the larger amount of the blue.
- Red (and orange) even in fairly small amounts catch the eye and draw it to the object that id that colour.
- An even balance in the colours can be satisfying but doesn't always give an tension to the picture and is therefore less interesting.
- Many of the photographs I take do not have any 'pure' colours in them, they are often less saturated or blends.