Assignment 5 – VIS15

For this activity observe and photograph the light differences that occurred in approximately the same scene throughout the a period of a day (Shooting can take place over several days):
  • Choose a location that is easily accessible and offers variations in light during the day
  • Create an interesting composition based on the gestalt laws
  • Choose a subject with a good range of colour Work at times when there will be significant change of light between your images
  • Experiment with natural and artificial light at dawn light or dusk
You can choose either a landscape or an architectural site. Select the best 7 images that show this distinct difference. Comment on these best 7 images in approximately 150 words in total on the change that you feel has occurred – both visually and emotionally.

Assignment 5 – Scotts Point

In the pre-dawn and morning, Scotts Point is baked in a variety of hues, and particularly during those hours, it entices you to think of a languid cat stretching herself awake. The sun slakes over the area but only kisses the grass and sand – brightening the colour and shades like a softly sensual dance. The pinks from the sky fade, however the land becomes more vivid and energetic with each passing hour.
As morning progresses, the bright starkness of blinding whites and pale insipid greens and blues prevail, making the area seem cold and detached. The tide continues to creep away from shore as if repulsed by the lack of welcome and the ocean seems more transparent than ever before. The heat is unbearable in the direct sunlight by 10am but by early afternoon all is forgiven as dark shadows stamp their way across the lawn. The feeling is colder now – almost aloof – but the strength of colour has begun to return. In late afternoon you can see the dark shadows claw like fingernails scratching on the back of Mother Nature as the ocean turns to a turgid brown.
The only artificial light visible is the distant neon from Fishermans Wharf that peeks between the trees at twilight. A calm serenity surrounds this time. As evening breaks, moonlight mutes the scene in bluish hues, which coax and cajole the ocean to return to shore again.

Please note: These images have not received any post processing at all and in normal circumstances the basic colour/contrast and sharpening adjustments would have occurred. However, Lu asked me to forgo Photoshop for this unit, so I trust that these photos show the intent behind my photographs. Also, as I wasn’t allowed to use wire cutters to disconnect the park’s electricity, I would have normally photoshopped out the black cable running through every shot.

 

4:00am Pre-Dawn Fisher-people

4:00am Pre-Dawn Fisher-people

 

 

5:00am Sun-Kissed

5:00am Sun-Kissed

 

 

6:00am My Husband Photographing Dolphins (Out of Shot)

6:00am My Husband Photographing Dolphins (Out of Shot)

 

 

9:00am Morning has Broken

9:00am Morning has Broken

 

10:00am Blinded by the Light

10:00am Blinded by the Light

 

 

2:00pm Shadows Creep

2:00pm Shadows Creep

 

 

4:00pm Crisp Summer Afternoon

4:00pm Crisp Summer Afternoon

 

 

6:00pm Twilight

6:00pm Twilight

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3 thoughts on “Assignment 5 – VIS15

    • Yes we went there on Saturday arvo and night and then returned at 4am with a picnic breakfast in tow (and a lunch one too lol) and spent the day taking the same photos over and over again. LOL.

      the pics are meant to show how the colours of the same location change throughout the day and how that changes how we relate to it emotionally.

  1. Woooohoooooo
    I received 9/10 for this assignment

    I’m so happy!!!

    Here are the comments:


    Now tell me December: aren’t you proud for not using Photoshop?
    Why attaining yourself to post-production if there are so many tools at hand and if you can choose the best composition to portray what you see? This is the beauty of photography: translating what you see and feel into the image. We should use Photoshop for things that we simply cannot avoid; for instance, there is a wire crossing your composition at the top that is impossible to remove if you want to keep the approach to composition. This is a very valid case of using Photoshop to remove it afterward if you really think it’s necessary. But, it’s still a striking composition anyway!
    You’ve chosen a fantastic location, one that allows you to perceive both direct and reflected light with a diversity of colors and textures to observe the dramatic changes throughout the day.
    One thing I noticed is that your cropping of the tree bark looks different from frame to frame and as slight as the change is, the visual whole takes a new shape and dynamics. Did you notice that at all? Compare images 1 and 3 – notice how having more space around the bark on the right makes the tree a clear subject or even a more dignified subject if you may.
    Very poetic analysis = D
    Lu

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