Even in these long, greyer winter days the world around us is full of colour – a lot of colour. Sometimes there is too much colour, and it’s worth simplifying your images by selecting things that have just one major colour. Here I have chosen yellow.
This abstract image is a macro shot of a failed LED filament light bulb. I’ve carefully placed the main, in focus, line on the diagonal and let the other lines fend for themselves. The yellow sleeve over the LED filament is to give the correct colour balance, in this case “warm white”.
Our streets are full of signs ordering us to do things, or ordering us not to do things. In this case it’s the infamous double yellow lines that mean “No Parking”. Well, here they have bred and have made some quadruple yellow lines! The image is definitely related to the macro shot with a strong diagonal composition.
I’m fond of “found images”. While I was having a new battery fitted to my car at Halfords recently, (which turned into a literal two-man job with lots of huffing and puffing), I noticed these number plate screws on top of a post nearby. It was serendipity that the yellow one was on the yellow paint, and the black one was on the black paint, and that they were pointing in the right direction to give a flow through the image.
In all of these images there is a hint of blue, the complementary colour to yellow, so there’s a good balance of colours.
Go and find your colour!
* For those of a certain age this will mean something.