The second part of this project asked me to take images that have colour combinations that appeal to me.
I spent a day looking for colour combinations that were striking and interesting. I stayed away from images that showed two primary colours or colours in proportion as they are in the colour chart.
I am going to go out again and look for further images but as a start I have chosen the following.
This image was taken at the V and A in London.
It was not only that the image contain the most wonderful detail but the way that the white sections stand out against the blue background.
This image, of a very sad-looking orangutan was taken at monkey world in Dorset.
The way that the red blanket was covering his/her head gave a degree of warmth to the picture.
I also like the specks of white over the blanket.
I saw this new police car in Surrey.
There are 4 different colours over the silver body. The driver told me that the colours were chosen following research into what colours stand out on fast-moving roads.
I thought that was interesting so I did a little research and found a paper written for the Police Scientific Development Branch (PSDB). They chose the colours as they wanted to
“create a livery for police vehicles which would maximise the visibility of the vehicles when stopped on scene, both in daylight, and under headlights from a minimum distance of 500 m, and which would distinctively mark it as a police car.”
The research showed the human eye is most sensitive to blue/green shades at night and yellow/green in daylight.
The design is called “Battenburg”
Not only a great design but great colours.
Ref: Harrison, Paul (2004). High-Conspicuity Livery for Police Vehicles Home Office UK
A good project with further comment to be added after I have read a further two chapters of Photo School