TAOP: Assignment 3 – Colour: Colour Harmony – Complimentary – Four – Candle Flame
March 6, 2012
This is my 14th shot for assignment three – “colour” and is the fourth and final shot for colour harmony through complimentary colours.
Shot on manual with the flash bounced off the ceiling. Fast exposure to free the flame with a reasonably sharp-looking edge. Sharpened and saturation of yellow boosted in Lightroom.
I picked the candle up in a Chinese supermarket in Manchester’s China Town.
Balance and Movement
The yellow of the flame stands out strongly in this image as it is bright – almost white – against the violet background, yet there’s still less than the harmonic proportion of 1 part yellow to 3 parts violet.
Movement-wise, it’s a fairly static image due to the vertical arrangement of the frame and subject – the flame only hints at gentle movement at it’s tip due to the gentle curve.
This was the setup for the shot.
I originally mounted the flash to camera-right, but I couldn’t get the exposure time less than 1/200s without attaching the flash directly to the camera.