52frames: Intentional Color Palette

by Lee Santiva February. 18, 2020 231 views
Intentional Use of Color

Intentional Use of Color

Week 7 assignment: Intentionally craft color into your photo

The owners of the bicycles use color intentionally so that they can locate their own bikes among the over 1500 which are parked in front of the railway station in Heidelberg, Germany everyday.
I bumped up the vibrance and hue just a little in post-processing. Since it was raining there was already good contrast with the surrounding bicycles.

What I like about 52frames was having a specific assignment. I work better that way. And it was something new - all last year I had not given enough thought to color composition in an "intentional" way.

What I like about Photoblog is that I can post more photos and tell a (more complete) story.

When you see the masses - a sea of bicycles - you understand why the owners decorate their bikes: so they can find them quickly when they come out of the station.

1500 bicycles parked everyday at the Heidelberg railway station

1500 bicycles parked everyday at the Heidelberg railway station

I posted #2 purposefully in black & white because on a cloudy, rainy day like the day I was there, it was very difficult to identify a single bicycle.

My photoshooting could have been titled "Intentional Color of Vehicles" - here are some of the other intentional color shots from that day.

It was hard to choose just one for 52 frames.

Intentional Color - Scooters

Intentional Color - Scooters

The next photos are more in the category of "abstraction" or "art".

I particularly liked the effect of the graffiti paint dripping and running off onto the hood of the red Mercedes car.

Intentional Color - Graffiti

Intentional Color - Graffiti

And then there's the graffiti which was directly applied to the vehicle:

Intentional Color - Applied to a train by a graffiti artist

Intentional Color - Applied to a train by a graffiti artist

In the last photo it takes awhile before you realize what it is that you are seeing. I'll let you look first, then I'll explain...

Intentional Color - Reflections

Intentional Color - Reflections

Starting at the top - in the middle of the top third you'll notice the windshield wiper and the parking permit.

The middle-third is the reflection of the artwork spray-painted on the wall which is reflected on the hood.

The bottom third is the sky and clouds reflected on the hood and the Mercedes Benz logo in the middle.

I thought it was pretty cool, perhaps you do too?

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Heidi Egerman 1 year ago

#1  So nice. I love it. Well done.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 year ago

Thanks Heidi! #1 does tell more of a story or pull you in than the others. I appreciate the feedback.

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Benny Law 1 year ago

Yup, the intentionality is brilliant in #1. (Did I just make up a word?)  With #6, if you had cropped out the windshield and wipers, you would have made us scratch our head much harder. 😊

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Lee Santiva Replied to Benny Law 1 year ago

Thanks Benny!

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