Too many presentation templates use safe, even boring, color palettes. This palette takes a walk on the wild side. Do you have a presentation that could use a boost? Check this palette out.
Susan says, “Another photo from Lucia that has caught a speeding train crossing a futuristic bridge. The repetition of the spikey horizontal lines and the tubular diagonal lines creates incredible excitement, but it is the colors that clinched it for me. I’d love to experiment with this palette. I would use this exhilarating color space because it juxtaposes vibrant pure saturated colors with muted grey greens and blues. I’d like to capture a sense of that exhilarating movement and speed, too. Maybe next time.”
Lucia says, “As a whole, this photo doesn’t play it safe at all. To begin with it’s a reflection in a window. There’s a lot going on here. All I was trying to capture was a simple reflection of the train crossing the bridge. What I got instead was a complex mix of colors and shapes. The green and purple train stands out against the blue sky within a hodgepodge of triangles, squares, and lines. This definitely goes against my mantra of ‘keep it simple’. But the organization of the shapes works here.
Movement is the main event.
The best part for me is the ghosting effect in the reflection that looks like a double exposure. This creates a lot of movement in this photo. Of course we see the train, sky, clouds, railings, light poles in the reflection. But there are things within the window that bleed through. Notice the rectangular shape on the left. Is it a wall hanging? Is it out of place? Then there are the blinds. I remember at the time I was making this photo thinking that I wished the blinds were up. Now, I realize they create a nice patterned overlay to the whole frame. And in a funny way, they contribute to the movement. Susan said she would like to ‘capture a sense of that exhilarating movement and speed’. I would like to see that presentation. Wouldn’t you?”
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