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    Default Assignment #22: Colour

    In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color.
    - William Albert Allard

    Colour caused a lot of controversy when it emerged as a new technology, and perhaps there are some parallels with the latest revolution that we're now part of. Indeed there are some hazards with colour, because it can be seductive, tempting us to take photos as "eye candy" without regard to composition or light. But rather than being the poor cousin to black and white, colour photography requires a set of skills that black and white doesn't even touch on. It adds another compositional element, and can be a challenge in a scene that would otherwise be straightforward. Capturing colour digitally introduces new challenges in its authentic reproduction.

    For the next few weeks, let's look for images that show off the best of colour in our photography. Strong colour, subtle colour, vibrant or pastel, it offers a world of artistic options. While new photographs are always encouraged, for this assignment let's also see the best examples of our past work as well.

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    For me, this one seems to work better in color. I converted it to black & white, but it lost some of it's pop.


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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    here are three totally different settings offering a variety of tones and colors,,

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    Last edited by heavy wind lover; 04-07-2009 at 11:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    one from a week ago

    E-P1/E3/E30/E510/E400/7-14/12-60/14-42/14-54/S 30 1.4/35/35-100/40-150/50/50-200/EC14/EC20/EX25/2xFL50R/FL36R/RF11/SHV-1/AC-1/AC-2

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    Had a quick look for something with bold colours, found this from a day out at Warwick Castle this summer. The Black knight lost of course!

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    Color? Here ya go



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    Those are some really nice shots everyone! Wow, Jim. Those are eye-popping!

    Here's mine for just a few days ago. In just a few short days, all the leaves are now gone on that tree!

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    Jim - now that's 'colour'!
    E-P1/E3/E30/E510/E400/7-14/12-60/14-42/14-54/S 30 1.4/35/35-100/40-150/50/50-200/EC14/EC20/EX25/2xFL50R/FL36R/RF11/SHV-1/AC-1/AC-2

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    http://mattsbirdingblog.blogspot.com/
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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    Hey - my first photos to 4/3.com and am I excited!

    First one is with a 50-200.
    B&W for flowers is rarely a good thing, but how about the bold lines of an orchid?
    The third used the Oly macro 50mm 2.0 lens all on a 510.

    How does one upload larger images than these?

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    they are large - just click on them.....
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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    Quote Originally Posted by photo_owl View Post
    they are large - just click on them.....
    Yeah I see that now. I was wondering how much the resizing would affect them. Thanks

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    Matt,

    Really excellent, very nice indeed, was this morning or evening?

    [ahh - just looked on flickr - it's sunrise!]

    Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbahu View Post
    Matt,

    Really excellent, very nice indeed, was this morning or evening?

    [ahh - just looked on flickr - it's sunrise!]

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    Thanks Colin, glad you like it. It was just before the sun broke the horizon. Very serene and almost a mystic place to me.
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    I took the fishing picture a year or so ago and just love it still for the color. The Flower is just a rainbow of color and I feel that it is far from good color. And the bridge was just amazing with the dark colors, rare to get for me. Let me know what you think as I am New to photography.

    Just started with my new E-510 and a 300mm ed

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    This photo was taken on the island of Saint Paul Alaska, Nov '07. Mostly everything on the island was "natural" (rust, unpainted or the color the material was delivered). Walking around town I came upon these houses. At the time of the picture there were snowstorms passing through which had left a fresh layer of snow on the roofs. Even though they are not bold colors I liked the way they stood out against the white and grey background.


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    Matt,
    Very nice, & I really like the framing effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
    Matt,
    Very nice, & I really like the framing effect

    Jim
    Thanks Jim. I admire your work as well.
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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    My most recent idea of color.

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    I have no idea what these are called, but I love the sparkle effect they have. No post processing has been done other than to change the size.

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    thats pretty easy Robert
    they look like flowers...
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    Well, this is my contribution, my second gallery ....
    Greetings

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    Terry
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    e620, OM20 and OM40 and lots of stuff

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    Default Re: Assignment #22: Colour

    My first attempt here. I think the blue looks nicer in the full resolution version.

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