Color Week 38 explores what makes fall colors and foliage appear so vivid and bold.
The ‘warm’ colors of fall foliage [ Yellow. Crimson. Orange] are cast against the complementary ‘cool’ blue of the sky and mountains. It’s the basic color wheel at work, the colors are opposite each other [Blue & Orange for example] . The atmospheric blues are especially blue in fall because the sun is lower in the sky and less humidity makes the air more clear.
This collection of photos/sketches are the result of picking the perfect day to visit Mt Baker Area trails in Washington state. The scene was majestic and the colors vivid.
Here is my palette of colors and an explorers sketch of the visit.