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Colour And Composition In Landscape Photography

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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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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