Red is a seductive colour, it dominates the image and pulls the eye forcing you to perhaps miss other features in the image. In the right circumstances it may be appropriate to desaturate the colour or to convert the image to monochrome. This photograph is one I took of Brunswick Accordion Band from Annalong Co Down and they published it on their Facebook Page as a monochrome image. It worked and gave me the idea for this blog!
The monochrome image I my view helps you to see other features more clearly, such as the band members’ feet being bang on the beat; well they are a first class band! Notice how the red tunics have become a grey shade, which I think blends in very well with the sky and the sea in the background. Rather than colours clashing with one another the shades complement each other thereby providing a pleasing balance.
The band are releasing a CD soon, you can look out for that!
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