Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Assignment 2 - part 3

Distinct, even if irregular, shapes.

This is the grouping that could hols all those lovely images of single flowers against a blurred out background Moderation is required here. I needed to look for flowers that showed a definite shape.

Tulip After Rain. ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/2.8, 1/125 sec.

An almost regular oval, I almost choose this for a single point, but I think it is too large. The contrasting colours here help to define the shape.

Magnolia Bud. ISO 400, 400mm efl, f/11, 1/50sec.

Another almost oval image, this one slightly less regular.

Repeated circles. ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/7.1, 2 secs.

Repeated circles , followed though in the petals. I thought this showed 'round' better than the whole flower, which is itself round.

The last image encapsulates the concept of 'roundness' or 'circularity' without focusing on the entire flower.

At least two kinds of implied triangle.

This one I initially found hard as I wsa trying to find 2 triangle that were different in one image. Following advice from my tutor I started looking for 2 images to show this

Colour After a Storm. ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/5 1/8 sec.

I went outside one morning and found this solitary tulip which has survived our unexpectedly severe winter. The colour really was this shocking!

Aliens?  ISO 250, 72mm efl, f/5.6, 1/50 sec.

This was found in our local botanic garden. I have no idea what plant it is, but it does show 2 triangles.

Tiny Beauty. ISO 400, 82mm efl, f/5.6, 1/60 sec.

This flower was very small, about 2cms at its widest point.

The second and third images show implied triangles, while the first is a definite triangle in itself.


If this had been on lanscapes I would have been able to fill a book, however much harder when concentrating on plants.

Reeds in the Wind. ISO 250, 200mm efl, f/9, 1/250 sec.

The curved shapes formed by the reeds blowing in a strong wind leads the eye acros the picture. Tension is set up because the picture leads you from right to left, not the more usual left to right.

Avenue of Trees. ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/9, 1/80 sec

 The repeated trees draw the eye across the image to the barely visible figure in blue at the end of the path.

This is a difficult choice - but overall I think the reeds illustrate the concept more clearly.


Rock Plant.  ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/5.6, 1/60 sec.

Looking into the center of any flower will often show a pattern, but this succulent plant shows a very regular pattern.

Cactus. ISO 100, 90mm efl, f/3.5, 1/400 sec.

This spiky cactus is so regular that it could be man-made, but is is one of natures more effective defences against predation.

Here the cactus shows a regular pattern that, without knowing the source, could be anything. The emphasis is clearly on the pattern and not on the underlying plant.

This was a fascinating assignment. On reviewing all the images that I chose two things stood out.:
  1. A very high proportion were taken with my prime 45mm (90mm efl) lens.
  2. A lot of the images could have been used to show several categories.

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