Sunday, September 18, 2011

Magnificent Monday : Colors


Hi all and welcome to another Magnificent Monday:  a chance to kick of the week on a high note.


This week's theme is Colors!


A blue sky, fields of golden sunflowers, snow covered mountains, feeling blue even, azure blue oceans, rainbows or black and white photography - how would you interpret this week's theme?


I chose to put together a Color Harmony based on an Analogous color theme. Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. I love the vibrant excitement of this analogous mix. 


Photography Tip: Using color schemes in photography is as important as using them in artwork. Color schemes can add interest, excitement, solitude or peace to your images. Using color schemes is very important in clothing worn in family photos. Look for color schemes in nature and take advantage of them when snapping your images. More on this in another post......











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23 comments:

Jimshu said...

That pic of the chair makes such a stunning statement Mari. 

Jan said...

I agree the chair photo is stunning, although I also like the grass. thanks Mari for sharing the advice as well.

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Sailor said...

Wow! Some beautiful colors in your pictures....

Alejandro Guzman said...

colourful it is...  Small chair for a small bottom...

A

Jpbrandanophoto said...

Another great learning post!!! I learned  a new word lol never saw that word before " analogous" my word of the day. As always I love the images especially the last one..


http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/09/photographing-color-bluemagnificent.html

SyedAlfandiSyedMansor said...

Nice..the real effort is to visualize before you start snapping away..great tips here..

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Absolutely. Thinking through to your set-up of the final image is an absolute must.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Jim. I studied fine art and photography in college. Studying colors was of upmost importance. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I like your comment :D 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I learned in art and photography college that I like them bright! 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. It was a place for my hubby to rest and have a beer last summer when he was spreading bark. The chair is more comfy than it looks - esp. with beer in hand :D

Alessandra Zecchini said...

Ciao Mari, thank you for the visit, I was already a follower of yours and love your pics. This week I got green too :-).

Ciao
A.

Kristy said...

Every time i visit your site, I'm inspired to get the camera out. Thank you!!!

Michael Long said...

Mari,  I just got my Nikon in,  and I'll be joining in on the fun shortly.  Still trying to find all the buttons, but getting there.  I'll catch up.  I wish to say your work is outstanding.  You have a wonderful eye for still life. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Ciao, thank you for following my blog - I'm honored. I have to hop over to your beautiful blog and post a comment. :D 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Hope you do get your camera out and post some photos with your comments - we'd all love to see them :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I know - lots of buttons. You might want to review some of my older posts for tips. I show some of the Nikon buttons in them. Glad you have a Nikon, I love mine :D

AJ said...

Very striking use of color. Especially like the contrast in the first photo. The blue chair just jumps at ya. Never seen such animation in a static inanimate object!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for the compliment. I love bright colors although much of my digital art has a vintage feel with softer colors.  The blue chair has been featured in a number of my photos :D 

Red Nomad Oz said...

HHHMMMmmm... yes, you're right!  My photography needs all the help it can get!!  Thanx so much for your lovely comment on my blog - and for following!!  Look forward to your advice ...

Have a wonderful day!!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I really like your photography and blog. I look forward to seeing more posts :D 

Tat said...

I'm looking forward to your post on using colour schemes!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

It will be fun and quite interesting. Glad to have you here and I appreciate your comment. :D