Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Contrast


Contrast, in one form or another, is always a part of successful, dynamic picture making. 
 Although contrasting elements sit opposed to each other, at either end of a spectrum, 
our minds can also see them as part of a circular continuum - as we seek wholeness. 
 This is quite a fascinating phenomenon which serves to enrich our pictures!

My photo includes strong contrasts of :
values - Light/Dark, 
line type - Curved/Straight, 
linear direction - Vertical/Horizontal (and diagonal), 
era - Modern/Antique,
art - Music/Painting,
age - young musician/Old Master's Paintings,
and
scale - Diminutive/Grand.

Did I miss anything?  Lots of contrasting elements in this capture!
I'm linking into Exploring with a Camera - Visual Contrast.  
Read more about contrasts from Kat (here) and at her link to Micheal Freeman.



10 comments:

  1. You NAILED this challenge!

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  2. wow, so much to look at in this photo. great job with the contrast theme.

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  3. Yep, you got it, and it is a fabulous photo!

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  4. The contrast I love most of all - is how small he and the piano appear to be juxtaposed against that grand wall of art. Nice image!

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  5. What a beautiful setting! I love what you wrote and the contrasts you found. I also noticed the contrast of the different art forms - music in an art museum setting. So wonderful. Thanks so much for linking in to Exploring with a Camera. I love what you bring to these explorations!

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  6. so happy i did not miss this artistic capture ~~ love it!!

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  7. Great subject for b&w. Lots of contrast.

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  8. Wow! So many contrasts here....I love the angle of your shot and the composition!

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  9. Truly beautiful, the perspective is just fabulous!

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