Monday, 15 June 2009

Project 36: Warm & Cool Colours

Continuing on with the colour theme, here I am trying to seperate out warm & cool colours, and then also produce a photo which has both warm & cool colours but in a contrasting fashion.

Photo 1: Warm Colours.
Evening light at Aberlady Bay. The sun was just setting and the light lovely rich and warm. The colours are quite muted in this photo but are very evocative of warmth.
55mm, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO200

Photo 2: Cool Colours
Sheep, grass, ruin & water, Iona, Isle of Mull. The blues and greens along with the ruins and sheep give off a cool feel to this photo.
70mm, f/13, 1/250s, ISO200

Photo 3: Warm contrasting with Cool
I don't often photograph people, but this couple looked really lovely walking down the road in Edinburghs Old Town that I thought I would make an exception. The light was quite cool as it was in shadow from the buildings. The red t-shirt and warm coloured dress contrast with the cool light and the background blue shop-fronts.
63mm, f/4, 1/45s, ISO500

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Project 35: Colour Relationships

The aim was to produce one photo for each combination of primary & secondary colours, in proportions according to the colour circle balance. Then also produce 4 photos which are any mixtures of strong colours that are appealing.

Photo 1: Red:Green 1:1
48mm, f/8, 1/500s, ISO200

Photo 2:Orange:Blue 1:2
34mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO400

Photo 3: Yellow: Violet 1:3
100mm, f/10, 1/200s, ISO200, Tripod

Photo 4: Coloured boats on the canal
70mm, f/5.6, 1/180s, ISO200

Photo 5: Tobermory, Isle of Mull
175mm, f/5.6, 1/350s, ISO200

Photo 6: Fuchsia Cottage, Isle of Arran
38mm, f/4.5, 1/125s, ISO400

Photo 7: Cars, Bins & Shirt
55mm, f/3.5, 1/180s, ISO200

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Project 30: Colour Control

Simply this project was to investigate the different colours that result from under or over exposure. I often underexpose my colour shots to emphasise the colour (deepen it), but it was still interesting to see the subtle changes from dark to light in this series of shots. I chose the front bonnet of a blue car. I kept the aperture constant (f/4.5) and changed the shutter speeds required to change the exposure.

Photo 1: -1stop

Photo 2: -1/2 stop

Photo 3: Correct exposure

Photo 4: +1/2 stop

Photo 5: +1 stop