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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colours

    This weeks assignment is "Clashing Colours". Monochrome shots need not apply (or you will have to be very clever with them )!

    For most of us, colour is an important part of photography. It pays to get a handle on basic colour science, and a good starting point is a colour wheel. If you pick two colours opposite each other they are sometimes described as complementary but clashing might be better description as the results tend to be somewhere between vivid and garish.

    This week, we want you to take a photo where the main colours are from opposite sides of the wheel - red and green, purple and yellow, etc. Whether you work them into harmony or make the most of the contrast, there should be two opposite colours making up most of the scene, eg:

    Red Rhododendron #2

    Contest rules reminder:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the May 28 (when it was announced) and June 11 (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. EXIF data needs to be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.

    3. Your post must include "Assignment: Clashing Colours" to show your permission to count it for the contest.

    4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).

    For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).

    Next week's assignment will be "Sharp" (either sharp focus or something about the subject - be creative, as always).


    ps. Colour blind? Some users have mentioned this in the past. Can you distinguish between different sides of the wheel? Show us what clashing colours look like to you, even if most people see them differently or give us a high contrast image. However, do mention what you are doing so we don't disqualify your picture.
    Last edited by wulf; 06-04-2008 at 09:50 PM. Reason: Added next assignment
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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colors


    Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 12.7 mm
    ISO Speed: 80
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, now I can relax.

    p.s. May I assume the American spelling of colo(u)rs will be acceptable for entry?
    Last edited by dlaf; 06-04-2008 at 06:38 PM.
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    Assignment: Clashing Colors.

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Date: 6/2/2008, 9:12 pm
    Focal Length: 48.0 mm
    Aperture: f/5.5
    Flash: Did not fire
    ISO: 1600

    I'm not totally happy with the way the orange photographed, but my new sweater (from my own handspun yarn) looks great!)

    Last edited by --Deb; 06-04-2008 at 10:22 PM.

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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colors

    Assignment: Clashing Colors
    Assignment: Clashing Colours (to be safe..)

    I want a Japanese Maple...

    My dad's Japanese Maple in the sunlight makes for some great contrasting reds and greens.
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    Seattle Center

    EXIF Data:
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Lens: 17-55 mm
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Flash: Did not fire
    WB: Auto
    Camera: Rebel XT

    Got this shot from EMP @ Seattle center.

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    Assignment: Clashing Colours


    Exif: Camera: Nikon D200
    Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    ISO Speed: 200

    Or full:
    Camera: Nikon D200.
    Lenses: Sigma 18-50mm F/3.5-5.6 DC / Nikon 50mm f1.8 D AF /sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro / Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR/ Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM/ Kenko DG Teleplus Extension Tube Set ( 12 mm, 20 mm, and 36 mm )
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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colours

    Great minds think alike, Wulf.

    I pass these Oleanders each evening during my walk. They are poking out over a 6 foot privacy fence. Red on Green, with some nice puffy clouds in the background.


    Exif on Flickr


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    Here was my second idea, just for our Texas members. Clashing "School" Colors.

    These are street numbers painted on a driveway. These are adjacent houses, one backing Texas and the other is the only Oklahoma driveway in the neighborhood. (Texas was in the deep shade, hence darker.) Oklahoma probably got painted shortly after his neighbor's Texas logo.



    Heading out for a two week road trip. So, thought I'd post this 2nd one now in case I can't find the internet the next few weeks.


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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colours

    A lone flower i found at natural bridges.
    My first entry!

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    Exp 1/640
    Aperture f/5.6
    Focal Length 55mm
    ISO 100
    Camera: Digital Rebel XT w/ 18-55mm
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by lfroker; 06-04-2008 at 08:38 PM. Reason: i put the pic in the wrong place

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    Default Assignment: Clashing Colors

    Here's my entry for the clashing colors assignment. We've got oranges and blues along with some purples and yellows.

    Looks more like harmony to me!

    Kansas Sunset #2

    And the all important info is...

    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
    Aperture: f/22
    Focal Length: 40 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash fired
    Exposure Program: Aperture priority
    Metering Mode: Partial
    Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM
    Taken on May 31, 2008

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