Sunday, May 8, 2011

Visual Contrast

I feel like I'm pretty new to photography, so learning different photography terms that can go into the composition of a photo is really fascinating to me.  Certainly I've always known that color contrast or black and white contrast make for more interesting photos.  Now I have a whole world of opposites to explore.  Interested in learning more?  Check out The Kat Eye View of the World for a lot more explanation and many examples.

I took this photo a few weeks ago and instantly loved it, but it doesn't actually make a nice postcard and I couldn't figure out a use for it.  I think, think it fits this prompt.  (I could save it for Scavenger Hunt Sunday, but I plan to try and capture another photo before then).  What do you think?
Several contrasts, right?  Light/Dark; Blooms/Bare; Alive/Dead; Focus/Blurry.
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4 comments:

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

I like it! Lots of good contrasts. :)

Kat Sloma said...

You captured a great list of contrasts! Isn't it amazing how many you find when you start looking? And they all help make the image work! Thanks so much for linking in. I hope you come back and link in the shot you find for the Scavenger Hunt too!

AlyGatr said...

I'm still learning too and you picked the perfect contrast. I think I have a bad habit about not thinking about it enough when I take a shot...but now that you reminded me, I'll have to start paying attention!

urban muser said...

gorgeous contrasts in that shot!