This picture here is of a marble statue in a friend of mines yard. I think that if the picture was taken at more angels I could have gotten a better picture. Also If i got lower down and looked up at the statue.
This picture is of a lamp that was on a building in downtown Portland. I took this on one of my trips into Portland to take pictures I feel as if I took the picture more to the left and added in a bit of the city life to the picture.
This is an illistration of the Golden Rectangle. It is derived from the mathematical number "Phi", which equals 1.618... This number is found in anything that is on the world. For example, it is used in drawings by artists to create equality, by workers to create buildings and structures, and within humans and organisms.
For the overall assignment, I photographed different scenery and random subjects in a room. I ended up choosing the subject of the American flag because it displays implied and diagonal lines. The stripes of the flag and the background of the wall are all made of lines. This subject might be simple, but the composition and the angle at which it was shot at, show great perspective of the image.
I believe that this image is the best choice out of my selection that shows angles/diagonals because in this photograph the birds body creates a diagonal opposite of the diagonal created by the dock. As you can see, for this image I used the bird as my subject but created an interesting photo from the way I arranged the background.
One of the last subjects I used was this artificial branch with little bells and berries on it. I liked this because it is very tangled and there are many different aspects to it, and it’s hard to tell what’s the reflection and what’s not. I took it at an angle so you could see the mirror, and the reflection, and each different part of it.
Within my second photo I again used the dividing line of the mirror to construct of photo that was interesting. I feel the divide splits the photo into too “realms” looking at each side of the “realm” will tell you more about the other. I also find that the texture of the rug and mirror edge adds of “fill” the photo.
Within the first photo I really looked for some composition and texture of the objects within the photo. The diagonal line of the mirror is extremely intriguing when you first look at the photo. Despite the fact that it is in the center of the photo I feel it still, compositionally works and adds to the overall appeal of the photo.
This is a photograph of a reflection in a church window. I like the use of implied lines here (the siding of the church) to lead the viewers eyes towards the window, these lines also take out any dead space. The trees in the reflection add a lot of interest to the photograph. The window on the other side of the photograph can be seen through this window, this adds a deep depth
When I took these photos I had a plan of what I wanted to do. I actually took my mirror out side because the clouds would reflect nicely as a background, and I collected different objects to play around with in the photos. This first one is of a green beaded necklace I found and though if I picked it up it would create a more interesting, vertical image.
I chose to post this image because out of my other images this one was the best quality. The good focus and value of shades are only a few of the reasons why I chose this photograph. Other qualities that make this image work well are the lines, strong verticals, and the use of rule of thirds.