Here are my submissions for this lesson on is of a purple flower as it’s primary color and white as it’s secondary along with a small amount of green that accents as a highlight.
The second Pic is a close up on a dandelion that turned out radiant (i think) I then processed the pic (with CS5) to achieve the purple hazed background that made the the dandelion seem to float in mid air, along with the small shadow casts on the the flower it’s self for a pseudo 3d effect.
You have certainly understood the lesson here and you’ve understood the color theory element.
If you could please avoid using CS5 to post process your images too much for this photography school. It becomes hard to tell what was done with each photograph. That is of course, unless the assignment is to use photoshop.. 😉
One thing that would certainly improve your image is to shoot with a nice quality macro lens.
That way you could shoot a photo like this:
Photo by Cynthia.Lou
Also don’t forget to change your perspective.
This always makes for an interesting angle:
Photo by Vince Alongi
In terms of color the main thing is to use color as one of your most important tools to create photos that really stand out.
Color is often forgotten in photography after exposures, shutter speeds, lenses etc etc etc
Focus on color and your work will improve and stand apart.
See you on lesson 6.
Did you submit your photo for the competition yet?