Orange and Teal?

Hey everyone!

In theses latest images, I’ve tried a new technique that I saw on another photography posting (actually, it was about color grading in video production and I was applying it to still photography).

In essence, we are introducing a couple of complementary colors in the photo. In the highlights, we are making them more orange- to better help simulate a late afternoon sun. In this particular case, I was shooting close to, if not in the golden hour. The second part is shifting the shadows into the teal range of colors. Apparently, orange and teal are opposites on the color wheel- which makes them complementary.


The author of the post says that this is what Hollywood does in their
“Blockbuster” movies. They use color to help separate out items in a scene.

In still photography, we use lens and F-stop selection to make the object pop out out of the background. What I mean by this is using the depth of field that is an F-stop attribute to make the background blurry while our subject is in sharp focus.


So in this instance, I’m using my aperture to isolate my subject and using color to help isolate my subject even further.


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Photography is Fun!!!


I have been all over the place lately. With working with the website, renovating one of the structures on our property, taking care of the horses, and recently, we had two of our dogs spayed so we had to nurse them. Very busy indeed. The following photo’s are recently taken and processed with the exception of the first photo. I took that one about a year and a half ago and reprocessed it tonight.

An additional activity I’ve been working with is a website called YouPic. It’s kind of like Instagram except most of the images are taken with cameras that are not phones. Nothing wrong with camera phones, I’ve taken very interesting images with my iPhone. With that said, there are a lot of talented photographers uploading photo’s to the YouPic website. Lots of beautiful photo’s. So I’m uploading a few of the images I’ve posted on that website here, so you can see some of them.

One of the things I’m working on is my watermark. So for now, I’m sticking with the blue duck with the wording of ┬ámy website as an umbrella . Seems to work for now. Well see how I feel about it in the coming months.

So feel feel to make a comment in the comments section.

**Eventually, I will make some drastic changes to the website: an additional activity I’m working with. I’m attempting to learn programing so I can update my website. I’ll let you know how it goes.