We survived yesterday's storm. As an added bonus, we didn't lose power. Today the cleanup continues, and I need to do more shoveling. While I wait for the sun to soften things up a bit, I decided to play around with colors.
I'm heading into the final stripes on my current project, so that gives me license to plan the next one. I need two colors, and I started considering options. I had a couple ideas in mind. That's always a good starting point, but I'm always open to going in a completely different direction.
I looked at the pattern some more and decided that I wanted high contrast between the two colors. For the sake of comparison, I conducted a little test.
This Bee Hive color has been calling my name, and I paired it with a blue.
Then I added a black and white filter to the same picture.
I like the color combination, but it probably doesn't have enough contrast for this project.
I kept the Bee Hive and made another combination.
It has more contrast than the first combination but maybe not enough for this project.
I left the Bee Hive behind for this combination.
I knew this one would have the highest contrast. I might not use these exact colors, but this is the contrast I'm looking for.
This little bit of camera play is a fun, easy way to assess colors. I do it all the time, and every once in a while I'm surprised with the results. Try it out. Maybe you'll be surprised too.
The sun has worked its magic, and I hear my octogenarian neighbor chipping away at the ice. It's time to pick up the shovel and get busy.