52 Frames - Week Six - Complementary Colours - Edmonton Photographer
Week six's topic of the 52 Frames Challenge was Complementary Colours.
Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black. When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors. Due to this striking color clash, the term opposite colors is often considered more appropriate than "complementary colors".
You can read the full write up on Wikipedia here.
I struggled a bit with this one. My first instinct was to just run and grab the Lego, Play-doh, Rubik's Cube, paint, or other super obvious brightly coloured object containing complementary colours. I took a few shots, but just didn't make a connection with them.
A little while later, I noticed Townes' brightly coloured orange diaper with the blue snaps. Complementary colours! Off we went to the only plain, usable wall in our tiny house - in Elliot's room. He was excited because it meant he could jump on the bed.
Seeing the final image did make me a bit sad though, as it was a reminder that my baby is not so much a baby any more. His baby chub is disappearing. His cute cloth diapers will soon be a thing of the past. And the little tuft of hair at the top of the frame shows how long his little mullet is getting - and that I refuse to cut it. haha.
This week's photo:
It's a bit subtle - not an in-your-face shot of colour - but I like that.
I am enjoying that this project is helping me try different things and continue to shoot for myself in new ways.
Are you working on a photo or personal project this year? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.