Composition in Color

© Rick G. Vincent

Composition in Color

Uploaded: December 18, 2002


Before anyone asks, "What does this have to do with photography?" It is a photograph...taken with a camera. Any other questions?


Dale Douthit December 18, 2002

Great abstract Rick, I like the blue ball in the composition in the lower third and the angle of the yellow. Nice job.
Dale D. #16073

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

No questions Rick. I like the composition, lines, angle and colors!

Cathy :) #32893

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

You may have underestimated the folks here, Rick. I know I see the beauty and art in all sorts of compositions. This one is very nice. And a camera frame capture. Very well done. #32908

Lawrence A. Whitaker May 26, 2019

this looks like photoshop to me. I wish they had catagoies for different types of photography. then this work wouldnt be so out of place. also I would just like to say who really cares and get out into the real world. #32917

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

The point I was trying to make Lawrence, is that this type of photography is not out of place here, or anywhere, considering the advantages digital techniques have brought to photo processing. PS is the digital equivalant to the darkroom in film photography. And I think you will find nearly every submission has had some sort of processing used to enhance it. Whether it is with filters, in the darkroom or with software like PS. Or even all of them together. Having said that, perhaps a catagory for purely digital images is a good idea. But I think it would be tough to know exactly where to draw the line. #32922

Rick G. Vincent May 26, 2019

"This looks like Photoshop to me."

Of course, Lawrence. That is why I introduced the photo as I did. I have done several projects similar to this, that people have doubted were even a photograph. Maybe this looks like a creation that was assembled in PS or CorelDraw, but it is not. It is a photograph of a blue ball on neon colored paper. If you ever get a chance, take a photograph of something flourescent...overexpose 1/2 to 1 full stop...and you will see for yourself how brilliant the color is. Flourescents seeem to emit their own light. The ball is lit by a flashlight to give it a strong 3-D effect, No photoshop there. I used PS to punch up the color and did some spotting, which is really no different than submitting it to a Color Lab and telling them to enhance the colors just as I have done here. How about the photographer who uses velvia film to produce "unrealistic" green grass and brilliant blue skies? Maybe we should make up a new catch phrase. "Natural color, No VF" (velvia film).

Lem, you make a good point. Here at Betterphoto, I would imagine that more photos than not use some sort of processing to enhance the image. More specifically, you will likely find that the winning photos are digitally processed at an even higher rate. #32926

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict May 26, 2019

This is a great image, no matter how it was produced - crisp, well-composed, a piece of art rather than just a photo. I personally would like to see more creative things like this! And, even if it had been PS, it is no different than all those scanned leaves people submitted - just photos using a scanner rather than a camera. #32946

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