Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Contrasting Colors

I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s theme of Wheels.  Thanks everyone you always amaze and delight me.  I’m proud to announce our featured bloggers this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. Please check out their posts and congratulate them. Maybe you will be chosen next week.

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Life is Great– Can you imagine the man hours it took to make this little ferris wheel.  It’s simply wonderful.

Click Through the Bucket List – Great fun variety of wheels.  I like the guitar in the photo with the Segway wheels.

Picture Me Alive– What I adore about this photo is the shadow.

Allison’s Adventure’s – Stunning photo of a vintage wagon wheel.

JustWannaMakeThings – Remarkable photo of a steering wheel.

Soul n Spirit – Buddhists prayer wheels.  Wonderful out of the box thinking.

Serendipity – Marilyn has such a fun variety of wheels, but I have to give my vote to the cartwheel.  How fun.

Polymathically – Wonderful old rusty gear wheels.

Third Person Travel – Vintage car wheels – you can’t go wrong with this photo.

This week’s Topics:   Contrasting Colors

color-wheelI love working with contrasting colors because using them can really make your photography pop with just a small amount of color or really pop with color.  Color is such a confusing topic.  If you look up contrasting or complimentary colors you will get various color combinations.  What I mean when I refer to contrasting colors is colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.  The basic contrasting colors I am referring to are as follows:

  • Yellow and Violet (Purple)
  • Blue and Orange
  • Red and Green

For example, if you want to stand out in a photo while you are at the beach with blue sky and ocean behind you, wear orange.  Even just a little bit of orange will be pleasing to the eye and yet stand out.  Christmas green and red are contrasting colors.  You will also see a lot of school colors and sports colors use contrasting colors to some degree.

The Next Series – More Fun With Colors

  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Soft Pastels
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Green

How It Works?

Most weeks I will come up with a topic. Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!

ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge Post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
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  4. I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Please check out my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to check out more of what this challenge is about.

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My Entry for the Week

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Cee

122 Comments

  1. Thank you Cee for the shout out … and for more great pictures. I like that the colors in your photos are opposing on the color wheel. It really makes them stand out against each other. I’m going to have to do some serious sorting to find something appropriate for this one!!

    Thanks again.

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  2. Hi, Cee. Thank you for featuring my picture of a wooden Ferris wheel. It’s an honor to be chosen among so many great photos. I guess I was lucky to have found that wheel just in time for the challenge. I’m, as always, impressed by your pictures this week. The bright contrasting colors on them are amazing.

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  3. Cee, I have a question: does contrasting colors have to be on the direct opposite side of the color wheel? For example, on the color wheel, yellow-green is not on the opposite site of red, but does that count as contrasting color too? (This was originally posted on the comment in my blog.) Thanks. Helen

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    1. Yellow green is not a contrasting color….they are complimentary colors because they are next to each other on the color wheel. When I talk about contrasting colors I mean opposite colors on the color wheel.

      Note: I’ve seen contrasting colors and complimentary colors used opposite of how I describe them. But this is how I learned them from a photography course I took. It makes sense to me too. You’ll see both on the web. That is why I always will list the colors too.

      Hope this helps.

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      1. Cee, I am talking about Red and yellow-green. Green is directly opposite of red and yellow-green is next to green. So is yellow-green (on your color wheel) contrast color for red too? (sorry for the confusing ;-( THANKS!!!! Helen

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        1. It’s your choice. You are the artist. Go with looks good to you. all these rules are meant to be broken. The thing with photography and your style is…know the rules, that way you know when to break them.

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