With the departure of summer, those residing in areas that experience winter remember green fondly. As the days shorten and autumn brings new colors, it won’t be long until slushy grey and white take over the landscape. As such, we decided to reminisce greener times before they yield to gloominess.
The color green holds many meanings within photography and across cultures. Its most common meaning is ‘nature’ but it also portrays wealth and luck (though it is unlucky in some other cultures).
We start with a photo of Tucker contrasted starkly against the green grass under him.
Selective focus and color contrast frame the subject and draw the eye immediately to the lawnmower in this image. The close-up shot draws textures to the forefront of the image and a brighter exposure pulls out vibrant colors.
The patterns of the Nice Ride docked bikes form a line deep into the center of the image. The eye is drawn along the frames of the bikes into the blurred background. Repeating patterns also provides a strong compositional element that emphasizes the subject.
Another great example of framing, earthy tones surround the subject who wears a blue color that stands against the foreground and background. While some photographers would choose to fill the frame with the subject, including the branches and stairs provides the viewer with environmental context.
This Hobbit hole is captured perfectly with a blend of bright colors and shadows to add a textured consistency across the image.
Another deeply textured image, the selective focus creates a sense of depth that dwindles into the distance of the photo.
Green lawns may be an ill-suited holdover from British colonialism in American climates but well-manicured lawns are attractive. Walking on soft ground with blades of tickling between the toes feels wonderful after a long winter.
In addition to infusing savory flavor into home-made culinary masterpieces, oregano has many medicinal benefits, though not scientifically proven, including boosts to immunity.
Although natural settings are the most obvious places to use the color green in photography, there are many ways to use it. What’s your favorite uses? Leave your comments below!