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.