TAOP: Assignment 3 – Colour: Colour Contrast – Three – Orange Numbers

This is shot 15 for assignment three – “colour”, my third shot for colour contrast and the fourth shot for the orange sub-theme running throughout this assignment (but the first in the sequence of four).

Orange Numbers

ISO400, f/11, 1/100s. Click to see large on Flickr

Shot on manual with camera-mounted flash bounced off the ceiling.  Contrast, sharpness and recovery adjusted in Lightroom.

This illustrates a woman writing her number on the skin of the orange before throwing it in to water.

Balance and Movement

Balance and Movement

The contrast between the orange and purple makes for a vibrant image.  The orange does stand out but it doesn’t overpower the violet background.  However, where the orange and violet are touching I feel there is an uneasiness in the combination – creating a kind of ‘halo’ where they meet.  A “crash” between the colours.   In greater proportions I think it would make it a difficult image to look at.

In terms of movement, this comes from the implied movement of pen across the skin of the orange as it’s being written on.

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