Most landscape photographs are made up mainly of blue and green tones. Grass, sea and sky predominate. At the blue end of the spectrum, colours are described as ‘cool’ and can give a tranquil or even bleak look to a landscape. That is why sadness is described as ‘feeling blue’.
In summer greens predominate. This is probably my least favourite season for landscape photography. In autumn and winter there are more browns and yellows available. Yellow, orange and red are known as ‘warm’ colours and people are more drawn to them.
As well as the scenic details in the foreground, middle distance and background of most landscapes, colours can...
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