Color Series: The In Betweens Day 2

There are a lot of yellows that fall into this in between grouping for me. It seems that yellows tend to shade towards other colors rather than sitting firmly in yellow.

Both the yellow-greens and the yellow-oranges, like this photo, are ones I have a hard time just calling yellow. Unlike yesterday’s magenta, it doesn’t usually straddle the cool or warm barrier and lands firmly on the warm end of the spectrum. Probably because most of the colors it usually holds also still have a base of yellow. Anything else and it dips into a very neutral brown.

Color Series: The In Betweens Day 1

I’m finally getting around to working on this branched out color series. The focus will be on the colors that I don’t feel really fits solidly into one standard color or another.

I was going to try and target warm colors vs. cool colors as a way of trying to organize or group these, but I realized that my silly brain has about as much problem with that as it does with trying to label some of these as a standard color. So, that idea is getting tossed. I’ll just post the photos as I find them and a brief explanation as to what my brain does with that particular color.

As with my previous color series, my goal is for whatever photo I post to have a single color be the focus of the image, but I may give myself a little more wiggle room for these.

Magenta is one of those colors that refuses to let me put it in any single category. It is a kind of pink that leans too far red and has just a shade too much blue, which edges it closer to a kind of purple. It is a warmer color, but it has those bluish, cooling undertones to it. Not so much to drop it into a cool color for me, but it softens it just enough that it doesn’t entirely feel like a warm color either.

It is also one of those colors that from a photography standpoint, can go all over the place if you don’t make the right adjustments. It is one that seems to be difficult for me to get a true color in the photo in comparison to how I see it in real life.

Color Series: White Day 7

This white series had really kind of felt like I was cheating. White is one of those colors that my brain doesn’t like to assign to most things. Many of the photos I posted really registered as “very pale purple” or “cream” or any number of tints or shades in the white range, but still holds some color. Which frustrated me.

To me, white almost isn’t a color. It is the absence of color, but it tends to reflect colors that are around it so there is always some color visible. Or, as I said above, it is really just an extremely pale version of a color. Either way, my brain doesn’t really like to put most things in a white category. Especially not things in nature as those will almost always pull other colors in.

While I shared some really pretty photos, very few of them actually ping white to me, so this series was hard on my poor artist’s brain.

I’ll be starting another series soon usings LA’s suggestion of doing cool and warm colors to cover some of those in betweens my brain refuses to put in a standard color range. I probably won’t start that for another week. I need to get past recital before my brain can function again. That’s assuming it ever really functions well to begin with.

I’m off to spend a chunk of Mother’s Day sitting my mobile dressing room (aka, my car with sheets hung up over windows) so BG can do costume changes for pictures. An interesting experience brought on by covid restrictions. It also means I get to do some creative photography on my own with her in front of her studio, so it’s all fun, if a little chaotic.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Color Series: White Day 1

White will be the last of the regular color series. I will start a slightly different phase after this.

For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are:

The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors.

Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey.

That’s it! I hope you play along and have some fun!

Color Series: Orange Day 3

For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are:

The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors.

Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey.

That’s it! I hope you play along and have some fun!

Color Series: Orange Day 1

For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are:

The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors.

Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey.

That’s it! I hope you play along and have some fun!

Color Series: Purple Day 7

If you have a suggestion or request for my next color, feel free to comment!

For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are:

The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors.

Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey.

That’s it! I hope you play along and have some fun!