TAOP: Assignment 3 – Colour: Colour Accent – Three – Taste

Shot 11 for assignment three – “colour”.  My third image for “colour accent” and third shot (and last in the sequence of four) for my orange/mandarin series.


ISO100, f/4, 1/200s. Click to see large on Flickr

Shot on manual with wide aperture to limit depth-of-field to the orange.  External flashes left and right of camera.  I don’t have a setup shot as I was shooting other, unrelated, shots at the time and didn’t think to shoot one.  Clarity and sharpness adjusted in Lightroom to bring out more detail in the orange.

This is the last image in the orange/mandarin sequence and illustrates a man tasting the orange.  I didn’t want to include too much of the face as I wanted the reaction to remain a mystery.  Excluding the face also helps to ensure the orange segment remains an ‘accent’.

Balance and Movement

Balance and Movement

The orange stands out clearly from the dark blue background and is not in the typical ‘balanced’ ratio of orange to blue – though it’s not too far away from it.  Overall the orange is a clear colour accent in the shot.

Movement here is suggested by the angle of the orange, pointed toward the mouth, and implying that the orange segment is to be eaten.

I could have done better with a larger blue background as I think the size (and wanting to eliminate the creases with limited depth-of-field, which required distance from the background) limited what I could do in terms of composition.

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