Cristina Gecolea in colour
Cristina Gecolea in grayscale
Cristina Gecolea in sepia
Photography fascinates me. Above is the same photo conveying different moods. Here, colour denotes warmth and vibrance; Grayscale allows for intensity and focus. My eyes perceive that colour gives more depth whereas grayscale is flatter.
One of my favourite effects is to add a sepia filter to a photo. Sepia is a reddish-brown hue that adds an antique effect which means you can take a new photo and make it look as if it was taken yesteryear! In essence, you are able to convey a nostalgic mood that evokes a sense of romantic play.
What do you think? I’d love to know: As a photographer, do you have a favourite filter? As a viewer, do you prefer one of the colour schemes above or do you prefer coloured filters pink, purple or red? Are you into cooling filters (blue) or warming filters (yellow) and WHY?
3 Questions with Cristina (for my Instagram & FB followers)
Q: Who did your hair?
A: I did. This is the one time this year I used my curling iron, LOL!
Q: How much makeup are you wearing?
A: Actually, not much! I’m proud of my skin so I only wear eye makeup which means eyeliner, eyeshadow and a wee bit of colour to fill-in my brows on special occasions like the party I’m attending later.
Q: Um, is this how you look when you go to the gym?
A: No, I usually put my hair up in a ponytail.