Urban/Man Made - Harmony - Complementary Colours
The first image is of an apartment block, taken in Portsmouth and is part of the redevelopment of the old Naval dockyard at Gun Wharf.
7072: 1/350s f5.6 90mm
Urban/Man Made - Harmony - Similar Colours
7124: 1/500s f5.6 60mm
I photographed this in the Market town of Alton which has a lot of red and yellow brick Victorian buildings but was pleased to find this freshly painted lilac and blue cottage to give me a cooler colour example for the assignment. I had to tidy up the image a bit and eventually decided on a landscape crop to remove the roof and upper window.
This yellow painted house contrasts strongly with the blue sky. This is a good example of primary colour contrast.
6793: 1/350s f9.5 18mm
Colour Details With a luminosity of 9, yellow is more than twice that of blue which is 4. However, when making this diagram I realised that the luminosity varies with the tone; i.e.the yellow wall in shadow is much less luminous than the wall in full sunlight.
Very close to the apartment block in the first image and part of the old Naval dockyard, is an old brick wall which has been preserved as part of the Ferry Terminal. These coloured bricks are arranged in a simple diamond pattern. I have cropped the image to isolate the blue/grey brick as a colour accent.
7071: 1/350s f5.6 56mm
Colour Details: The accent here is that of the cool coloured brick contrasting the warm colours of the red and yellow bricks. There is movement across the frame diagonally which changes direction at the apex of an implied triangle. There is visual tension from the colour accent and the unfinished triangle outside of the frame. I have simplified the colour accent in the diagram.