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Colour Combinations

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 16 September 2007 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Sometimes you just have to take a photo in colour...

Taken inside the 'The Lowry', a building which houses Manchester's collection of paintings by the local artist Lowry as well as two theatres.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/42 second F/2.8 ISO 100 8 mm

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anachromie from Paris, France

Great composition and colors.

16 Sep 2007 8:46am

@anachromie: Thanks very much - the photo jumped from the wall straight into my camera!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It gives a whole new meaning to colourful LOL fantastic catch and great angle Ian :)

16 Sep 2007 9:14am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine - sometimes i actually have good days with the camera when things just seem to go right :-)
I felt this was one of them as I must have got half a dozen photos that I really liked.

aggie from Singapore, Singapore

Amazing colours and architecture. Well captured.

16 Sep 2007 1:14pm

@aggie: Thanks aggie - the building is fascinating inside with wonderful colours and shapes everwhere!

Rabbit from Richmond, United States

You said it in your title ;) WOW great COLOR complements here. Fun and vibrant colors adding pizazz to this interesting architecture. GREAT JOB!

16 Sep 2007 2:21pm

@Rabbit: Thanks Rabbit - yes you're right - the building has a great sense of fun about it in a grown up sort of way. Its a bit like one of those childrens fairy tales that have hidden depths of meaning and subtelty that also fascinate adults.

renee mudd from Denver, United States

Yes, the colors are great, but your composition is stunning.

16 Sep 2007 6:26pm

@renee mudd: Thanks Renee - I don't think we've bumped into each other before but I wanted to say how much I admired your AM3 blog. I left a note on your '15c' image from your portfolio page but forgot to ask - where does the 15c title come from?

Nick from Columbus, United States

I love the symmetry and linear features in this picture, colors are very vibrant as well.

16 Sep 2007 9:11pm

@Nick: Thanks Nick - the building has a touch of carefully controlled chaos about it which is very photogenic!

Steve from Hellam, United States

Interesting shot...I wouldn't have thought these color would work so well together, but I like it a lot.

17 Sep 2007 1:53am

@Steve: Thanks Steve - I can only imagine the agonising that went on in the architects office before settling on purple and orange as a colour combination!

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Wow! fabulous colours, combinded with the great shapes, I love it!

17 Sep 2007 9:11am

@MaryB: Thanks mary - I'd been to this building several times before but in my pre-camera obsession days but I was surprised at how my appreciation of it altered looking at it with a camera in hand!

aaxan from Tokyo, Japan

the colour is beautiful, Ian. The combination of Orange and Light purple is top-notch.

17 Sep 2007 12:28pm

@aaxan: Thanks aaxan - the colour combination is'nt obvious but it works well in this context does'nt it!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

The geometry and colors are amazing! They had nothing like this in Manchester when I lived in England - that was many moons ago tho' :-)

20 Sep 2007 7:11pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne! - Manchester has changed beyond all recognition over the last 10 years (since the bomb went off in 1996 I guess). The new buildings and public spaces are much better than the 1960's tat that they replaced - apparantley it has now overtaken Birmingham as the UK's second city. The place now has that cosmopolitain feel of a major Eurpean city.

Bernard Bosmans from Melbourne, Australia

I like this image very much, a real eye catcher of a shot. Great colours and design.

24 Sep 2007 9:02am

@Bernard Bosmans: Thanks Bernard!
Ps - I tried following your pbase link but it wouldn't work.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/42 second
ISO 100
8 mm