This project is about colour relationships or as stated in the book I mentioned below (pg 133) Colour Harmony. Colour is as important in an image as Points, lines and shapes. Colours that are opposite each other in the colour wheel give a greater degree of harmony. It was explained that the two colours when mixed together would make grey.
Mr Freeman also makes the point that balancing the colours as per the recognised principles does not in itself make a great image. In fact he states that the colour proportions ie
Red to Green 1-1
Orange to Blue 1-2
Yellow to Violet 1-3
are not rules that are set in stone but give an indication as to the harmonious way that they will look in an image.
The next few images were taken over three days and included a further trip to London.
My first set of images relate to the relationship between red and green (1-1)
The first image was at a security gate at the Shell Centre, even though the red light is illuminated I think there is still a nice balance. I increased the green colour in Photoshop to make up for this.
The second image was taken in London. It is the railway bridge going over the Thames into Charing Cross Station. I cropped into the image so the large bolt could be seen.
My second set of images had to show the relationship between Orange and Blue (1-2)
For this section I took the following image
Image three was taken of a South West train Cab, I had to crop it down to get the right ratio, which was helped by the window.
Image four is a telescope on the South Bank. I was going to remove the green rail but for the following reasons I didn’t, firstly I liked the shape of it and secondly I liked the colour.
For my third set of images I had to find Yellow and Violet in a ratio of 1-3. This was the most difficult combination to find. After a morning walking around and a bit of lunch I set off along the South Bank towards the City.
I managed to get the following image.
After I took the image I thought that the yellow was a bit far away from the violet. But I think it works. I also like the lines and pattern in the doors under the Queen Elizabeth Hall sign.