Thursday, June 21, 2012
Pic(k) of the week 25: Burano - island of color and lace
Most visitors to Venice limit themselves to the main island. There is however a lot more to see within a one hour boat ride of the "City of water".
Earlier this week I was on the colorful island of Burano, a small island with a real village feel, known for its lace and colorful houses. A photographers paradise!
The pastel colors on the house above are however much more subtile. I particularly like how the harsh shadows on the left, keep the viewer focussed. I've also been intrigued why I like the play of the cyan and green colors in this frame. A lesson on the color wheel tells us that complimentary colors (straight across) work better than adjacent colors. As you can see cyan and green or however next to each other. Another rule has just been broken!
Nikon D800 with 24-70 2.8 Nikkor lens
ISO 100, 58mm, f8, 1/125 s
RAW development in Lightroom 4
Nik SilverEfex 4 for some selective coloring
More dramatic color images of Burano can be found here.
Wherever you are, have a great weekend!
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