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Black & Tan
Black & Tan

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Challenge: Complementary Colors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Greenough Park
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Aperture: F36
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 Seconds
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2005

Shot in a park here in town.

RAW conversion, cropped, brightness/contrast, usm, NeatImage...possibly some levels in there too, but I can't quite recall.

Place: 223 out of 318
Avg (all users): 4.7025
Avg (commenters): 4.6364
Avg (participants): 4.0721
Avg (non-participants): 5.2366
Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 242
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2005 08:01:48 AM
Complementary colours are pairs of colours that contrast strongly when compared to each other.
Black and white are neutrals and not colours at all, and therefore they cannot be complementary colours... white shows the presence of light, and black shows the absence of light. Black and white areas next to each other do demonstrate high contrast, but high contrast gives a different visual effect than complementary colours do in a picture.

Your image demonstrates a duotone effect rather than the effect of complementary colours.

Check some of the forum discussions on complementary colours for suggestions on using colour for contrast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/09/2005 12:54:35 AM
doesnt look real
10/08/2005 10:13:11 PM
Great image. Unfortunately, it doesn't match the theme of complimentary colors. Otherwise, I would have scored this much higher, because I personally like acromatics and muted earthtones.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 09:37:13 PM
great pic but I didn't think they were complementary colors
10/07/2005 02:43:36 PM
For me, this is a very nice photo. Well composed and good lighting, but I'm not so sure it fully meets the complimentary colors as I understand them.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 01:33:29 PM
hmmm... different... I like how the water is so vivid but it also looks out of place because there doesn't seem to have any other rain drops or water around it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 01:09:03 PM
Love the colors...very complementary! 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 11:34:12 AM
This is a very pretty photo. Under the definition of Complementay colors, they are colors that are across from each orher on the color wheel, such as red and green, purple and orange. Black is not a color, but a shade.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 02:11:52 PM
Good photo, but these are not complementary colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 01:38:11 PM
Does not meet the challenge
10/05/2005 12:26:28 AM
black and tan? this combo wasn't on my color wheel. ;)

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