Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Color Wheel, part one exploration with Kat

Kat’s most recent exploration from The Kat Eye View of the World is the color wheel, part 1.
In Kat’s post she gives great examples and great descriptions of monochromatic color, analogous color schemes and chromatic gradation.  In reviewing my archives I discovered that I have taken lots of photos with opposites in the color wheel, but not many to tie in with this exploration.

Thanks to a little photo editing, I have an example of a monochromatic color scheme..

And if I've cropped out enough purple flowers, an example of an analogous color scheme...

And if I could go behind the store window and move Oscar next to Grover, then Big Bird and Ernie, followed by Elmo, I think I would have a fine example of chromatic gradation.  And Bert, well I’m not certain where he will go..  Please be sure to visit Kat’s site for the explanation!!


  1. I like your first photography very much.
    Ernie, Elmo and other fellows are very cute :)

    Regards and best wishes

  2. The first shot is wonderful!
    Like the second very much, and the third put a big smile on my face! He he he!
    Thanks for sharing:o)

    Have a nice and happy Sunday****

  3. I especially like the sesame street gang in the store window

  4. Phyllis, Wow--those first two photos are stunning. Beautiful macro and lovely shot of the flower box. I got lost on Sesame Street and chromatic graduation ( though all those little guy look cute sitting there). Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

  5. You make me laugh with that final the gradations really have to be one beside the other? Maybe a little mix up is fine and dandy.
    You monochromatic image is really stunning. Don't know what you had to "do" to make it so, but whatever it was, it definitely worked. Hope all is well.

  6. Love these, the first shot is gorgeous and the last one made me laugh - I love the muppets!

  7. Lovely color! It is interesting to see how you use color in your photographs, isn't it? I look forward to seeing your examples for Part 2 as well - it sounds like we may find your "natural" color schemes there! Thanks so much for linking in!