It's a colorful world, and photographers have the distinct pleasure of being able to frame compositions that play colors off against one another to create form and design. How those colors array themselves can add so much to a picture's visual pleasure. Using complementary, supplementary, and even clashing colors, pictures can excite the eye and bring pleasure to all who view them. This month's assignment was just that--Color Play--and readers responded with some dazzling images.
Picture This! - Our Next Assignment
America The Beautiful
W e thought we'd celebrate
our nation's birthday in the July issue with pictures that show
the sublime beauty that makes us so proud of our land. T he vast spaces
and open sky of our country present many opportunities for great images.
As you travel around this season keep an eye open for pictures that tell
a story about the grandeur of the U.S.A. and bring the beauty home on
film. This image was made during a brewing thunderstorm over the Sangre
de Christo mountains in Northern New Mexico. It was photographed with
a Pentax 67 on Agfa Scala black and white slide film. Exposure was f/11
at 1/250 sec.
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