Intentionally using red

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Poki, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    So, the winter is almost over. I hate winter. The nights are too bright for astrophotography, the snow leaves little detail for landscapes, walking through high snow can be hard after some hours and it's bad for macro photography too. You see, not much photography for me in winter. But as it's now almost over, I today started shooting again after my winter pause.

    But yesterday, when looking through my Flickr Photostream, I discovered I NEVER used red in any photo. So yeah, I came up with a project which will force me to sometimes think red. Question only is: Are there many natural tones of red out there? I don't think so. That's why I decided to show a post apocalyptic world in this project, where red is the dominant color.

    There's still snow, so I tried to use it in order to get a cleaner composition. So, here's my first shot for this year:

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    POST APOCALYPTIC : Mutated Life by Poki5, on Flickr

    Do you have any photos dominated by red? If so, please don't hesitate to share them here!
     
  2. RT_Panther

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    Is that the same type of red used in your avatar :confused:
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    In my Avatar, it's Magenta, not red. I used it there to make it look kinda toy cam like, to get a contrast to the modern lens it's showing. In this thread, I mean real, actual red.
     
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    David
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    @WoodWorks: Exactly! One of the more obvious reds, but still very eye-catching!
     
  6. ChangshaNotes

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    Colin
    Not the best shots, but red.

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  7. Nubster

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  9. Believer

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    Here's one from when I proposed on the mountain in Stowe, VT and another (non-NEX) from our drive back to the house.

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  10. Deadbear77

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  11. WoodWorks

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    David
    Ooooh! I like that one, Kevin. Kinda... I don't know... but it catches my eye.
     
  12. davect01

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  14. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Thanks for all the brilliant shots in here! I don't like partial color done by software, but the one with the dog (which I know is done intentionally by composition, not software) is absolutely great!

    Here's my next entry to this thread, and while it's not a 'natural red', it's exactly the red I want in my picture series.

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    POST APOCALYPTIC : The Light Behind by Poki5, on Flickr
     

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  15. kaptnkain

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    Ilya
    My Flickr's been covered in red lately, check it out.
     
  16. Deadbear77

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    Kevin
    Poki, really diggin that last pic. Promotes a nice evil feeling. Very Kubrick.
     
  17. kaptnkain

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  18. gio

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    not intentional but it is there


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  19. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Austria
    Yep, that's accidentally using red, not intentionally. ;) What I'm looking for here are pictures that would look completely pointless or simply boring would you exchange the red to blue or green or some other color.
     
  20. gio

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    ok Poki, try I'll this


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