This post is a response to Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Color Basics, where she talks about warm and cool colors.
After reading her essay and reviewing many pictures, I realized that I do not tend to take pictures that are all warm or all cool. I tend toward taking pictures dominated by cool colors…but I like best ones with a pop of warm, or even hot color.
Here are some all cool pictures:
Here are some all warm pictures:
Here are examples of the pictures I tend to like, cool with a pop of warm color:
Occasionally I experiment with my camera’s settings and here are a two sets of pictures that I took with different color effects, regular, black and white, sepia and cyanotype. The sepia is warm and the cyanotype cool. To my eye the black and white also appears cool.
Grey day on Puget Sound:
Tree peony bloom: