Complementary Relationships: Study of the Color Wheel - Part 1

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 19 Dec 2012

With Christmas just around the corner, we are awash in red and green holiday cheer - it's hard to miss this complementary duo in nearly every scene we encounter.  Red and green sit across from each other on the color wheel.  Of course, there are other colors on the wheel that can truly enlighten and embolden your photography.  We'll take a look at a few of these - later, in part 2 and 3. For this 1st installment, though, since red and green are synonymous with Christmas, it seemed the perfect place to start.

Without further delay, let's take a look at some amazing and vibrant examples...

A Lady Red by Kristina Krause

Untitled by Zeynep Tas

Condensation by Page Looney

red and green by cyril caine

Inside a glass bottle by JS Daniel

Untitled by Loya Ejevich

Crimson by Kelly Rockett

Red On Green by Audran Gosling

a whispered kiss by Shayla Simmons

Canna leaf big wave by Kazue Tanaka

ponyo by Victoria Laquindanum

Green and Red by Daniel Chang

red and green in the quarter by vinnie ruddy

Join these JPG Photographers and capture your favorite red and green images, upload them to the site and post the links in the comments area.  If you have seen other festive red and green images shot by fellow JPG members, start a collection and post the link below.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

UPDATE: Part 2 is now posted - check out yellow & purple!

UPDATE: Part 3 is also now up - check out blue and orange!

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