TAOP: Assignment 3 – Colour: Colour Contrast – Three – Orange Numbers
March 14, 2012
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).
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
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.