Orange and Blue – They’re Really Your Friends!

A diver prepares to perform an underwater inspection of the pilings of the Commodore Schuler F. Heim replacement Bridge. The old bridge is the last vertical-lift bridge that crosses the Cerritos Channel in the Port of Los Angeles.
A diver prepares to perform an underwater inspection of the pilings of the Commodore Schuler F. Heim replacement Bridge. The old bridge is the last vertical-lift bridge that crosses the Cerritos Channel in the Port of Los Angeles.

When you’re out taking great pictures of transportation projects, especially on the road, you’re going to come across a LOT of orange and blue. From traffic cones and barrels, to workers’ vests, to the wide open sky, and the glare of lights – it is challenging!

But, there are good ways to compensate for these vivid colors and produce some incredibly dramatic photos. Read the sage advice of Andrew Gibson of The Digital Photography School, and be inspired!

TIP: Include both orange and blue in the same photo to increase the contrast between them.

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