“I feel like I was the whole color wheel as a kid. And growing up means losing some of that.”
― Katie Kennedy

Week Seven of my journey with 52 Frames gave me the challenge of creating an image for the theme: 

Intentional Color Palette.

I knew that in order to create an image for the week, I would need to do some research.  The first thing that I did was learn more about colors and their relationships using the color wheel.

Color Wheel

Color Wheel Courtesy of Nance Presson

I read and studied about analogous colors (next to each on the color wheel), complementary colors (opposite of each other on the color wheel), and triadic color schemes (colors that are evenly spaced from each other on the color wheel).

In my studies, I learned that the first circular diagram of colors was developed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666.

In order to make my picture for the week’s challenge, I arranged some artificial flowers I found around a color wheel.  There were a couple that I did not have the right color for, so I created those colors in Photoshop.  Once I photographed the wheel, I put the wheel on duplicate layers.  I added a motion blur to one of the layers to add some more interest to the image.

 

 

Color Wheel of Found Objects

Color Wheel of Found Objects

 

After creating my color wheel, I continued to play with the image using Photoshop.

 

A Choice of Color

A Choice of Color

 

The week’s challenge led me to many learning opportunities as I read about the color wheel online, listened to a couple of classes on Creative Live about color, including Color Theory for Photographers by Blake Rudis, and watched some informative pieces on Netflix.  Of all that I studied, I was most fascinated by the movie,  The Creative Brain in which Neuroscientist, David Eagleman, explores creativity.

I will be much more intentional going forward with my use of color as I photograph nature and things in the non natural world.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

I am thankful that participating in creating an image a week for 52 Frames is leading me to new learning, new exploration, and hopefully heightened creativity.

If you would like to see the 2441 images created for Intentional Color Palette, you can view them here.

On to the next challenge…

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (4)

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    Really creative Mary. I like the first photo of the flowers arranged as a color wheel and fading to a blur on the right.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, very much, Dan! I hope you are enjoying capturing in this crazy weather!

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    I am loving your blog Mary especially this post!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, very much, Shauna!

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