Friday, February 17, 2012

The Edge

Palm Trunk and Shutter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Today's photograph illustrates color contrast between warm and cool colors, and is an apt segue into my Favorite Photographer Friday selection, Tom Mackie. He is a renown practitioner of color design, creating saturated images with vivid impact. He teaches about seeking conditions that maximize atmospheric lighting and color, conditions that create tension by being in a state of transition... for example, the edge of day and night, the edge of changing seasons, or the edge of clearing storms.

My take on this visual tension is the above image, which portrays the edge of light and shadow, where the setting sun briefly illuminates textures on a palm trunk, while the background lies in deep blue shadow.

I hope you take a few moments to look at his website.
Have a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. That's great, Doug. Thanks for the link to the work of a photographer whose work I didn't know.

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  2. I love the link to Tom's site, Doug, and how he has inspired you. BRAVO.

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  3. Excellent shot .....lovely colors Doug.

    greetings, Joop

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  4. Dear Doug,
    Thanks for this photography lesson, your composition is wonderful with perfect light and I love the palm trunk texture.It's impressive, I want to touch it!:)
    Léia

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  5. Wonderful colors and warmth!
    Thank You Doug :)

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  6. Good Job, very creative and original! you capture 2 side from the ligths, amazing!
    Hugs Portugal :)

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  7. Great study and wonderful combination of colors. Nicely done!
    Have a nice day.

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  8. So well-composed..and I love..love..love the color!

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  9. I love Mackie's Tulip shot.
    I think I must be that yellow tulip.
    Always so special, mentally! ;o)

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  10. I like this photo, Doug! I am a fan of that warm light you used for the trunk.

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  11. love the differences in color and texture, and thanks for the link! this man knows what he's doing ...

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  12. A great exploration of texture and complimentary colours...and thank you for the link, some pretty outstanding images at first glance - I'll explore it later.

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  13. I'm working backward on comments--wow, what a great example of warms and cools in the same frame. Mackie's work is amazing; thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and these links to great photography Doug. I always learn something when I visit your site and I know I'm a better photographer for it.

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  14. that sure is a fine combination of warm & cool colors.. great shot! :)

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