Let the color stir emotions through photography!
Photography101 assignment is twofold today! On one side it’s about “Pop of Color“, quite easy to tackle, but the chosen color must impact the overall image and its story telling! A really interesting challenge for a Monday.
I don’t usually pay attention to the colors into my photographs. I prefer most of the time paying attention to people or lines in architecture as I did with my exhibition at La Grande Motte or at VISA Off Festival.
And while I particularly like Black and White photographs, I often remove all the colors from my images to keep only what I consider the most important, I mean the composition of the scene by abstracting every perturbing factors like could be the colors.
But why not, let’s try!
A photo, I need a photo… let me go back to my archive…
I’ve beautiful colored photographs but nothing in relation with the today assignment I could post on my blog today… I could try to publish a photograph of a beautiful blue graffiti painted over a wall in Paris, but the blue color doesn’t add anything to the composition because it already IS the subject of the composition! So, useless…
Oh yes, I have such a photograph!
I remember having a photograph taken in La Grande Motte (once again...) that is a mix between a dirty wall of a parkade and a yellow line that makes the split between the road and the sidewalk. I’d never used this picture before or at least in such a purpose, so please welcome today “Tetris“! I think you’re going to easily understand why I named it like that!
This photograph has been of course dealed in a post processing software. Mine is Darktable because I only use open source software. This one is really powerful and you can handle a lot of works with it! Well, it’s not Lightroom but, on my side, I don’t consider people intensively using Lightroom or worst, Photoshop, as being still photographers.
Well…. I do like this photograph! Most of it is composed of large and dirty concrete blocks to form a kind of building and there’s only a small tiny yellow line at the bottom, like in the famous Tetris video game where you need to form uninterrupted lines to make them disappear to continue playing and indefinitely assemble blocks.
Evidently, in this live Tetris Game, builders lost their Tetris party and they’re gone, forgetting to switch off their Game Over screen….