The photo I am most proud of!

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I am most proud of this photograph, I really like it because of the blurred lines. I think that the repeated horizontal line give the image depth. You can’t tell how large the paper is because the line go from edge to edge. On top of the articles I posted about reading in this blog, another article I read this week was about repeating patterns that stated:

Repeating lines helps capture the viewer’s attention. Parallel lines are comforting to the eyes. Vertical lines signify calmness and balance while horizontal ones indicate motion and vibrancy.

I can see the motion in my photograph. I think you can notice the motion of the pen along with the lines seem to just go on. I really likes this photograph that someone else took and how they wrote about the different effect so I decided that would be a good way to talk about my picture and show the techniques I learned this week.

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  • Repetition: Multiple trees, simple repetition…positioned in an attention-grabbing pattern.

  • Balance: The right side of the image with the hand

  • Contrast: The reddish leaf-covered ground contrasts the greenery above, so do the shadows to the sunlight piercing from the front…excellent graphic interest is added thanks to the contrast.

  • Movement: The lines draw your attention to the hand, which draws your attention to the pen and the writing.

  • Proportion: The use of low camera angle helped create the ‘narrative’ of movement. It helped conceptualize that one of the trees, the one with the “Sun’s halo”, is somehow more important than the others. It’s a beautiful method of showing that size and color didn’t matter but another element, the Sun and its light, did.

  • Emphasis: The Sun has become a ‘cap’ for the tree in the middle…making it a center of interest. The shadow from this tree divides the photo till the bottom edge.

  • Variety: The yellow light of the sun is comforting to the eyes, and provides an attractive variation to the greenery in the scene. This is good because variety is more interesting than repeating the same element across an image.

  • Harmony: Besides the fact that the image depicts nature, you can see harmony because the picture has similar elements all across. The overall impact is uncomplicated and pleasant.

  • Unity: By effectively applying all the principles, the photographer was able to create a wholesome image.

My picture

  • Repetition: Multiple line, simple repetition…positioned in an attention-grabbing pattern.
  • Balance: The right side of the photo with my hand is a lot heavier and almost feels as if the picture is tilting to the right, while the left side is a lot softer and lighter.
  • Contrast: The white and blue lines contrast with each other, along with the size of the lines.
  • Movement: The lines direct you to my hand which directs you to the pen and the writing. The shadows from the hand and pen also direct you to the actual pen and writing.
  • Proportion: Most of the paper is blank which gives of an idea of new beginnings. While the empty space really directs you to the top right corner.
  • Emphasis: The emptiness of the photo seems to create an emphases on the pen and the writing.
  • Variety: The shadows that overlap the lines on the page add a little variety, and make the image more interesting.
  • Harmony: “You can see harmony because the picture has similar elements all across. The overall impact is uncomplicated and pleasant.”
  • Unity: “By effectively applying all the principles, I was able to create a wholesome image.”

By reading several different articles and watching some of the videos on photography I have learned about many different elements that encompass photography and the difficulty behind taking a good picture.

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