POTD: Color Field #3

POTD: Color Field #3Color Field #3 Idaho Falls, Idaho 2013

Creating these kind of images seems like a slam dunk at first blush as the pattern and colors are already there and all you have to do is push the shutter button. A significant amount of creativity doesn’t seem necessary. Or it doesn’t seem that way until you consider there are almost an infinite number of ways of lining things up in the viewfinder; move the camera a little to the left, a little to the right, zoom in, zoom out, etc. I guess though that process is not unique to these found compositions, it’s true of any subject from abstract to landscapes. For some reason it just seems like it should be easier for this type of shot, in spite of the proof I have to the contrary. (I took probably ten or twelve very similar shots to this one and then had to sift through them agonizing about which one had the best composition. I spent quite a bit of time on that and am still not sure I got it right.)]]>

5 thoughts on “POTD: Color Field #3”

    1. Kathy, the Fashion Queen had the same question. It is in fact a color image. While it looks like it is comprised of basic gray tones, there’s a stark difference in impact if you take it to b&w in Photoshop, so obviously there is some subtle tinting going on that’s giving it more pop in color. I’ve found that my eye (and probably other folks as well) is notoriously poor at telling a truly pure shade of gray from a tinted one.

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