I think I would’ve liked this picture more if it was cropped just to focus in on her face/head. It’s a good example of using the Rule of Thirds because your eyes are drawn to the imaginary intersection where her face is. The curved lines on the scarf that ravel around her head look like a tornado that’s engulfing the life out of her. The expression on her face seems to me like a cry out for help. The way that her glance is focused so directly at you is piercing. You can almost feel her pain. On another note, this picture reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of other cultured women wearing head-scarves. They must cover themselves up or it’s considered to be disrespectful. This girl looks mischevious, like there’s something about herself that she just can’t quite put into words. She’s trying to figure herself out, yet she is swallowed up by this constant irresistable pressure of the tornado that we call society and culture.
It seems as though her thoughts are consuming her. The lack of emotion on her face gives off the vibe that she’s numb, but personally I can see a fire in her eyes that brings her back to life. On the other hand though, the swift movement of her hair across her face almost gives the picture a sense of harmony and carelessness, freeing her from her thoughts like a breath of fresh air. I imagine trees swaying back and forth in the wind when I look at this picture. This photo doesn’t have too much negative space, because I wanted the focus to really be put on the way that her eyes have the ability to shout at you. The pure intensity of her eye color drives you into deep thought yourself, it’s almost mesmerizing. Makes you wonder what she sees that is so fascinating from her perspective.
This girl is daydreaming on a park bench. You can see her long flowing hair she could be dreaming about being rapunzel. Her eyes are really shiny and dreamy so she has to be thinking of something. The girl is probably also thinking of her man of her dreams is coming to climb up her hair to reach her.
The light on her face was from the sunset, so it created a soft peachy look. It looks like she’s in deep thought, or a very sophisticated woman. I really like the way the light hits directly on her eye because they are the only cool color shade in the whole picture. I also like the way her hand is placed on the side of her head, it looks very relaxed and she seems poised and comfortable. It seems like she is trying to smile, but is having a hard time doing so.
This photograph was taken after a spring storm the other day. There were worms all over the place, so I thought it would be interesting to send one on a suicide mission. I placed the worm strategically so that it looked like it was bait. The fish on the sewer cover looked like it was pursuing the worm, and ultimately the worm escaped and fell through the hole. I also really find the contrast between the gray asphalt and cover and the bright pink worm appealing. It places emphasis on the worm, which draws your eye to the fact that it is obviously struggling.
Color: how light reflects off an object in a spectrum
I love how the color creates such strong contrast. The bright red tone of the leaf pops out very obviously against the cool-shade background. This picture is full of a wide spectrum of color, and your eyes are immediately drawn to the leaf.
Aww is this not the most adorable thing you have ever seen?
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Space: the entire area of an image
Your attention is immediately drawn to the boy’s eye, because of how space is used in this photograph. It almost appears that the picture is divided in half due to the sapce.
This picture really caught me off guard, and I just felt like sharing. It took me a while to process that his fingers were chopped up. Enjoy!
Line: a long, narrow mark or band
Lines have the ability to carry your eyes from one point of the picture to another. These columns create an interesting illusion, making the room appear very elongated because they are vertical lines.
Shape: area or mass which defines objects in space; 2D or 3D
The sphere shape of these pearls are accented by the white foreground, creating circular shadows on the pearls. The continuous round shape of the necklace also carries your eye across the whole photograph because of the way that the necklace is arranged.
I’ve always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good. — Anonymous
Texture: the detail of the surface and how it appears
The texture of the red rose appears smooth and sleek, in comparison to the rough and cracked background. The contrasting textures emphasize the soft features of the rose.