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10/07/2005 08:05:26 PM · #151
Originally posted by rikki11:

you're doing great karen :) keep it up!


Thanks, drawing a blank on the current challenges though.
10/07/2005 08:13:41 PM · #152
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Oddly this is doing just a smidge worse than my beverages entry, but I thought this was a vastly superior photo... I guess that just goes to show what I know. :)

What frustrates me is that every one of my comments was totally complimentary, yet there's got to be plenty of people voting 3-5... why aren't they telling me why? ARGH!!!!

Ahh, I feel much better now. :)

Message edited by author 2005-10-07 20:14:08.
10/07/2005 10:51:22 PM · #153
Useless statistic #1, revisiting the revisit ...

4:4

female:male comments.

I don't even want to visit my score right now, I'm going to wait until it's in a better mood.
10/07/2005 10:51:35 PM · #154
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

I went according to this chart

cyan and brown ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/37961/thumb/240958.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/37961/thumb/240958.jpg', '/') + 1) . 'Color Chart

I admit its a small stretch, but it is there. Im getting alot of comments that my colors do not meet the challenge and that the colors are not complementary. :(


Calliope, something is strange about that color wheel. Normally red and green are opposite each other. (unless I am way off base). I just got told that my colors are not complimentary either. Think I will post the colors as you did and get the consensus.
10/07/2005 11:12:30 PM · #155
ok, here are my colors. They are not red and green but shades of those colors that are opposite on the color wheel. (by the one I was going from anyhow). Can anyone tell me if these are indeed complimentary. Is there a way of testing?

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10/07/2005 11:51:06 PM · #156
Originally posted by cdcootie:

Originally posted by lepidus:

I'm getting comments that my colors are blown out. The thing is I didn't do anything outside of a contrast boost. Don't know what to make of them. I didn't plan on winning, but I figured I'd get a better score than I the 5.7 I have now.


A contrast boost could certainly do that


Yeah, but it was minimal. So I'm stumped.
10/07/2005 11:56:00 PM · #157
Originally posted by lepidus:



Yeah, but it was minimal. So I'm stumped.


Either check the calibration on your monitor or chalk it up to their calibration...
10/07/2005 11:59:30 PM · #158
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by lepidus:



Yeah, but it was minimal. So I'm stumped.


Either check the calibration on your monitor or chalk it up to their calibration...


I just looked at the original. Not much of a difference. Ok, and it was only two of my 8 comments, and I'm up to 5.81
10/08/2005 12:36:11 AM · #159
Originally posted by troberge:

ok, here are my colors. They are not red and green but shades of those colors that are opposite on the color wheel. (by the one I was going from anyhow). Can anyone tell me if these are indeed complimentary. Is there a way of testing?

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to my best understanding, the easiest way to test is to open the image of your colors in your editor and invert it (get the negative). if they're complementary, they should just swap places.

in the case of these two colors, i'm sorry, but no. they're not complementary.

neither are mine... ;)
10/08/2005 12:48:32 AM · #160
Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by troberge:

ok, here are my colors. They are not red and green but shades of those colors that are opposite on the color wheel. (by the one I was going from anyhow). Can anyone tell me if these are indeed complimentary. Is there a way of testing?

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to my best understanding, the easiest way to test is to open the image of your colors in your editor and invert it (get the negative). if they're complementary, they should just swap places.

in the case of these two colors, i'm sorry, but no. they're not complementary.

neither are mine... ;)


Hmmm...I found that an interesting experiment. I tried it out on my own image and they did swap beautifully....and yet I am still getting comments saying these are not complementary colours....strange!!!

Judi
10/08/2005 01:39:25 AM · #161
Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by troberge:

ok, here are my colors. They are not red and green but shades of those colors that are opposite on the color wheel. (by the one I was going from anyhow). Can anyone tell me if these are indeed complimentary. Is there a way of testing?

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/41066/thumb/241363.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/41066/thumb/241363.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


to my best understanding, the easiest way to test is to open the image of your colors in your editor and invert it (get the negative). if they're complementary, they should just swap places.

in the case of these two colors, i'm sorry, but no. they're not complementary.

neither are mine... ;)


Hmmm...I found that an interesting experiment. I tried it out on my own image and they did swap beautifully....and yet I am still getting comments saying these are not complementary colours....strange!!!

Judi


I suspect that the problem that everybody is seeing here is that not everybody sees color in the same way (good thing my brother isn't voting on this one because he is color blind in such a way that he cannot distinguish between complements...so red and green look the same to him..it makes driving through traffic lights kinda hard for him too:))

Additionally, there are different ways in defining complements:

There is the pigment way, that everybody has mostly been refering to, in which red, blue, and yellow are the primary colors and their complements are the secondary colors that appear opposite on them on the color wheel. But if you use this definition then the above referenced trick of inverting the image won't work reliably.

However, there is also the RGB primary colors (called additive), and there is the CMY (my art criticism teacher in high school would roll over in his grave if I added a K to that :)) primary colors (called subtractive).

And all of this, of course, entirely begs the question of how it is that people have their monitors adjusted, and what type of monitor they have.

All that said, I confess (this being the first time that I voted), that I am among those that gave low/lowered scores for entries that did not meet MY definition of compelementary colors (and mostly I used the one we all learned in grade school, the pigment one).

I suspect that people who stuck with red/green; blue/orange; yellow/purple and not some subtle variations on these are going to do best. When you get into subtle variations, you start getting people who see the colors differently.

My parents house has pink and green trim (aside: I let a few people get away with those as complements :)); but I got repeatedly told by friends that I gave directions to that they couldn't find my house because the trim looks orange and/or blue to them.

Incidentally, there is also a theory that men and women (in general) see color differently because of the different way that their eyes are spaced.

There is also the problem that some of the submitters may have mistaken the word complementary for complImentary, and therefore thought that the challenge was to pick two colors that look nice together.

kat
10/08/2005 08:24:15 AM · #162
Wow, I tried that inverting trick and you guys are right, they didnt match. I wish I had found this out earlier so that I didn't rely on the color wheel...better yet, I wish I had just chosen a red/green image lol.
10/08/2005 09:06:04 AM · #163
For those still confused about complementary colours, please look at this thread
here
10/08/2005 09:34:23 AM · #164
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Wow! A wish list! My first! :)
10/08/2005 09:36:04 AM · #165
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No wishes, but a favorite.

My score has become obscene ...

Edit to congrat idnic on the wish list!

Message edited by author 2005-10-08 09:38:24.
10/08/2005 09:48:59 AM · #166
Thanks, Alfresco. That tripple X score looks interesting

P.S. My toes are cold heheee
10/08/2005 10:03:03 AM · #167
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Updated: 10/08/05 09:57 am

My highest score yet but its still down a smidge from this time yesterday. Would love to see the 5.5 again
10/08/2005 10:03:28 AM · #168
Originally posted by idnic:

Thanks, Alfresco. That tripple X score looks interesting

That would be my obscene score. :(

P.S. My toes are cold heheee

I have yet to give up on the voters; my score is a linear increasing sine wave, hopefully it ends on the high side.

Just in case I'm going to dig out a pair of electric socks :}~
10/08/2005 03:05:25 PM · #169
Originally posted by kudzu:

to my best understanding, the easiest way to test is to open the image of your colors in your editor and invert it (get the negative). if they're complementary, they should just swap places.

in the case of these two colors, i'm sorry, but no. they're not complementary.

neither are mine... ;)


This is an easy tool to get the inverted colors but they do not always give you complementary colors.

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These are colors from my submission with the inverted colors in the center.
If you look at a color wheel the main colors are indeed complementary, and while the red/violet inverts close to the green , the green inverts to a blue that lies along the triadic leg rather than the red opposite itself.
If you define comlementary colors by inversion you will not be following classic color theory.

Message edited by author 2005-10-08 15:08:41.
10/08/2005 11:34:26 PM · #170
Originally posted by idnic:

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Wow! A wish list! My first! :)


So much for my ribbon :( LOL!
10/09/2005 09:58:26 PM · #171
Slowly rising, should I hold my breath?

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10/09/2005 10:00:19 PM · #172
Well. I guess my chances for a ribbon is gone and I was really hoping I could do it this time around :)

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10/09/2005 10:05:19 PM · #173
Originally posted by idnic:

Slowly rising, should I hold my breath?

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I'm thinking you may have another ribbon in your future!! We'll have to see where if my obscene score rebounds though ... :)
10/09/2005 10:07:47 PM · #174
Originally posted by alfresco:



I'm thinking you may have another ribbon in your future!! We'll have to see where if my obscene score rebounds though ... :)


I'm thinking there will be several high-scorers who are keeping quiet. I gave 7 images "10" and think lots are better than mine.
10/09/2005 10:18:54 PM · #175
being VERY basic in my understanding of Post Process and all things camera related...I wanted to comment on "complementary colors" challenge...no where did I read that complementary colors for challenge MUST be opposites on color wheel/chart. Complementary colors are also colors associated one with the other. EVERY comment I've received says my colors are not complementary...on color wheel NO...one color associated (complementary) with the other, YES. Having opened my mouth (via fingers) fire the slams my way...

Message edited by author 2005-10-09 22:23:03.
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