The colors of nature


Book Excerpt: “Just as light has color, things have color. When light strikes a subject, some of the wavelengths are absorbed and some are reflected. The reflected wavelengths bouncing off the subject produce the colors we see. What’s unique about this quality of light is that it’s subjective. Each of us, and each species of animal, sees color differently. Fortunately, most humans agree on the general hues of common colors. In photography, red, blue, and green are the primary colors; yellow, magenta, and cyan are the secondary colors. How you use these colors, how you mix them in your photographs, can mean the difference between a boring image and a contest winner.”~Ralph A. Clevenger from his book Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute’s top nature photography instructor


6 responses

  1. great capture! where is this?

    March 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thank you Sensei! The picture was taken in southern philippines

      March 13, 2013 at 2:53 am

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  3. Nice display of the colors of nature! Thanks for this.

    March 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thank you too!

      March 13, 2013 at 2:54 am

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