504 - The Power of Orange

And what have I discovered about color? That you can make it!

We had rain in Vienna and I had no time to even think about taking images until late tonight in Carinthia.

On the train I had tried to catch up a little with Craig Tanner’s Daily Critiques, and one of them was about his Next Step workshops in Savannah, and how they have an assignment of taking a randomly chosen object and using it in a series of images.

As I had absolutely nothing for today, I thought it would be a good idea to try the game, and my object was one of the Coca Cola glasses that were recently given with every McDonald’s menu. I used the Sigma 70/2.8, a tripod, two LED lamps and different vividly colored objects that I positioned behind the glass. The glass itself is greenish, the object in this case was red, the LED lights give very cold, bluish light.

Here I have only intensified but not essentially changed colors. Not always am I that innocent though. Frequently I completely re-design the color-scape of a scene, most of the time favoring opposites and trying to bring out variations. By the way, this is one of the things that I have learned from Craig Tanner. Many of his Daily Critiques are about color. It’s unlikely that you read my blog and never have seen Craig’s critiques, but should that be the case, head over to The Radiant Vista, otherwise you miss out big time.

The Song of the Day is “The Power Of Orange Knickers” from Tori Amos’ 2005 album “The Beekeeper”. See a live version on YouTube.

There are 4 comments

Steffen   (2008-03-01)

Thank you for the link to the "Daily Critique" page!

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Bill Birtch   (2008-03-02)

Once again, you've shown the rest of us that amazing images can be found just about anywhere. You've worked your magic to transform a mundane object like a glass into a work of art. Love the arcing line and the dance of colours. Nice one.

And thanks for stopping by my sight and your kind and generous comments Very much appreciated.

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andreas   (2008-03-02)


I'm just in the process of subscribing to everything I like in Google Reader. I really hope to never again miss any of your works 🙂

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Ted Byrne   (2008-03-04)

Recently I saw a post by AprilS which also dealt with an arc. The two images, yours and hers, have NOTHING else in common, and yet you have both shown that this shape explodes with dynamism in the static frame. It's the essence of motion. It seems to have absorbed time and built it up as internal kinetic potential.

And you have posed it all ready to trigger.

Hot. Like it a bunch.

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