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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2015 at 22:14
@MacManus: Sorry for the delay, Christophe. There has been quite a bit of discussion on this one. All of the respondents liked the photo, myself included. The assignment states, "Take a shot that relies upon a strong and vivid primary colour (RGB or CMY) as a major compositional element. It doesn't have to be the only colour in the frame, but it has to be the main one, that everybody immediately associates with it."
The two primary reservations were that the yellow was a bit off (imbalance between red and green channels) and that the yellow was a background rather than a characteristic color of the subject (i.e. shadow). In the end, you have a strong and vivid color (close to yellow) that is a strong compositional element in the photo. For that you get a pass.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MacManus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2015 at 07:14
@thornburg: thanks for the comments. Marks were scratches on the wall. Ideally, I would have wanted to have none or to have much more!

@Brian: thanks for the feedback and the explanations! Yellow is too red-ish in my photo if I understand. Using the background for the primary colour, I knew I was at the edge of the assignment rules. Thanks for letting me pass
I'll proceed to another assignment, but will keep that one in mind and come back to it when I have the opportunity.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MacManus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2015 at 17:54
Let me try with another colour

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f/5.6
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ISO 320


Blue Door
by Christophe Blondel, sur Flickr

Thanks for looking!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2015 at 11:51
@MacManus: Very nice, Christophe! This one is a much stronger pass.

Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MacManus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2015 at 12:20
Thanks Brian, I'll move on to the next one!
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a77 minolta 50mm f/1.7 iso800 1/20

not sure if this is what we're looking for on this one, it's a bit different than the other examples in this thread but it's an iconic green
 



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a77 spiratone 500mm, ISO 800, 1/3000

here's one I took at the zoo for this purpose, but after going over the thread I don't think this is quite what we're looking for.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2016 at 15:39
@UncleLimpy: The first is not what we are looking for. While the color green is evident, it is an accent and not a color that one associates with a watch. If the watch had been all green, it would have been striking enough to set it apart and warrant a pass.

Your second image features a bird with an iconic color, but that color is not a primary color (RGB or CYM).

Please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote UncleLimpy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2016 at 21:55
roger that, i'll give it another go
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a77, Quantaray 75-300mm @ 300mm, f/6.7, ISO 400, 0.5"
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UncleLimpy: Now that's what we're talking about!... a pass

Cheers... Brian

P.S. The image might have been improved with a wider field of view and depth of field.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blue-Eyed Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 17:04
Saw my son's wellies outside the back door and thought, Primary Colour Assignment. Am not sure if Dyxum is slowly taking over my life!!!

Anyway, my first attempts...

Sony A65 with Minolta 50mm F1.7, 1.6s @ f/3.5 ISO100, built in flash.


Sony A65 with Minolta 50mm F1.7, 15s @ f/8.0 ISO100, built in flash with ND1000 filter. Cropped from the right.

Both have had a very slight clipping of the blacks in Lightroom (-10) to bring them to life a little bit more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 22:36
@Blue-Eyed Monkey: That's certainly a primary color. I only wish there was more. There is not quite enough in #2. #1 is better, but both boots could have been in focus. I'm going to ask you to try again because I know that you can do better.

Cheers... Brian
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Thanks for your comments, as always. Here are my second (and hopefully better) attempts.


SONY SLT-A65V with Sigma 18-50mm F2.8, 1/30s @ f/2.8 ISO100 50mm


SONY SLT-A65V with Minolta 85mm F1.4 G, 1/40s @f/2.8 ISO100 85mm
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