Thursday, 7 July 2011

Exercise - Colour Relationships

This exercise is based on Von Goethe's colour relationships which suggest that a balance between colours depends not only on the colour but also on the hue, and therefore, to make the most of a balance between colours you need to vary the amount of the colour.
The ideal proportions suggested are:
  • red:green 1:1
  • orange to blue 1:2
  • yellow:violet 1:3
Red: green. Watermelon. ISO 400, f/11, 90mm efl, 1/60 sec

Orange:blue. Pittencrieff House. ISO 100, f/5, 28mm efl, 1/1000 sec

Yellow:violet. Flowers and leaves. ISO 400, f/10, 90mm efl, 1/40 sec
These are near (as possible) to colour balance, and while soothing are also rather boring with little tension in the image, and, therefore, little need to look intensely at the picture for any length of time.

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