Cutlass in Colour


Will the world end if I post a colour digital photograph on Photosensitive? I hope not. In keeping with my desire (see the last post) to improve my eye for colour, here’s a picture of the rusty old car (featured several times on this site) permanently parked down the street from our place. I did a bit of post-processing on this image to give something of the flavour of cross-processed colour slide film.

On a compositional note, I once borrowed “Image” by Michael Freeman from the public library. (Sadly, it seems to be out of print.) In it he discusses the elements of composition and the appropriate use of colour. He spends a lot of time talking about the use of red as an attracting element — the eye is drawn to even small patches of red in any composition. Does that happen here?

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