What I need to improve in this image?

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Any colour that is opposite or contrasts with orange - cyan, blue, black, white ... (you have the blue of the bowl, but this also needs to complement with what the bowl is placed on).

I disagree with Szalam. In a sunset you get different hues and shades of red and orange and other colours all mixed together. The colours also depend on the lighting conditions at the time and other factors. I would suggest reading about colour theory and how colours work together and how they can be best used in photography to complement each other. (However, how colours work together can create a huge debate).

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Any colour that is opposite or contrasts with orange - cyan, blue, black, white ... (you have the blue of the bowl, but this also needs to complement with what the bowl is placed on).

I disagree with Szalam. In a sunset you get different hues and shades of red and orange and other colours all mixed together. The colours also depend on the lighting conditions at the time and other factors. I would suggest reading about colour theory and how colours work together and how they can be best used in photography to complement each other. (However, how colours work together can create a huge debate).

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I don't particularly care for the colors. The soup in the bowl against the napkin are great. The countertop, on the other hand is rather off-putting in contrast with them.

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ricky336 using the vegetable soup that is orange, for you what colours you would use?

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I disagree with Ricky. I think the red and orange look great together. Lots of examples of red and orange next to each other in nature - flowers, sunsets, trees in autumn, etc. Plus, that ring of blue from the bowl really ties everything together. Blue looks great with red and orange too.

To me, it's the salmon pink of the counter that makes them look bad. If it were on a white counter, it would be much better.

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Any colour that is opposite or contrasts with orange - cyan, blue, black, white ... (you have the blue of the bowl, but this also needs to complement with what the bowl is placed on).

I disagree with Szalam. In a sunset you get different hues and shades of red and orange and other colours all mixed together. The colours also depend on the lighting conditions at the time and other factors. I would suggest reading about colour theory and how colours work together and how they can be best used in photography to complement each other. (However, how colours work together can create a huge debate).

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Ricky, I know what is the color theory and I used a variation of triad color scheme, "Split Complementary Color" (see image below). So I'm not understanding what is wrong. And once again, give a specific example, something like this, orange soup, blue blowl, dark countertop, etc).color-wheel-split-complementary-colors-best-with-photo-of-color-wheel-design-fresh-at-gallery.png

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Cicero, sorry, but can't give anymore advice. You seem to know as much as I do. Sometimes, it is just a matter of opinion.

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The colours clash. Red and orange! They are not complimentary. The overall colours clash with each other. You have to think about the colour composition. It is just as important as the composition itself!

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A simple question you can ask yourself is what you want people to take from this image - what do you want people to feel and think when viewing this image? What purpose would someone have for this image?

On a purely personal note I find the image to be lacking punch, it seems somewhat flat. The framing is odd and I don't find my eye drawn to anything in particular.

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at least clean the spoon

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With the napkin we can see that your image has a parallax problem, it's a trapeze. In real life, do you really see a NAPKIN under a plate ? That's weird. The sppon is rendered too dark, cutlery is bright. And there is that dark zone on the right of the photo. And I don't like the  color of the background.

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