Contrasting colors are colors that are on approximately opposite sides of the color wheel. Yellow and purple, green and red, blue and orange, and a myriad of variations in-between each of those. Contrasting colors compliment each other and give interest and variety to images. Many visual art classes use exercises in contrasting colors.
My image was taken along the Rhine River in Germany. I love the contrast of the pinks and oranges of the building against the blues of the sky and river and the greens of the plants. I don’t know what this building is (we didn’t stop to explore it), so if you know what it is, please let me know!
This week’s challenge is fairly wide open as far as subject goes, just try to use the color wheel as a guide.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) THAT FEATURE A VANISHING POINT.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
- Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
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The light streaming through the stained-glass windows of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia produces a rainbow of contrasting colours, Nancy. http://bit.ly/JJ-Sagrada