Dunescape (Twilight) Palette

I just assume that, much of the time, the things which I find beautiful or visually stimulating won’t strike others in the same way. I share my aesthetic in large part in hopes that it will help others feel empowered to claim their own individual way of finding beauty in the world. So I’m not surprised if readers don’t thrill to my rustophilic images or ones featuring duct tape. I do, however, post my share of Teh Pretty: butterflies, flowers, cute children.

Sometimes you just have to go for the obvious.

I’m curious to know whether you all think that this image is obvious. For me, it’s a slam-dunk piece of gorgeosity, but it’s quiet. I lurrrrrrve it. (I think I have a huge advantage in being able to see it full-scale on a 27″ screen, where the detail is incredible and colors just glow. Do at least click through and see the Gallery-sized version.)

I’ve pulled out a palette because I think pictures like this one are often overlooked as a source of color inspiration. Because they are “pretty,” we overlook the subtleties that may teach us something more about color value. The color ranges in this photograph are, to my eye, subtle and sophisticated, and with a little investigation yield substantial rewards.

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3 Responses to Dunescape (Twilight) Palette
  1. David Memphis MOJO Smith
    February 17, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    My screen is only 24″, but it looks pretty good to me, too.

  2. Chuck
    February 18, 2012 | 7:22 pm

    Yep, it’s very purty. I’m partial to the little bits of neon green and also the changes left-to-right across the sky. And for the record, I really enjoy your palette posts.

  3. NT
    February 18, 2012 | 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen!

    I’m glad to know that some people enjoy the palette posts… I do them mostly to track my own color tastes and to keep myself attuned to possibilities, but I always wonder whether anyone else gives a hoot.