Saturday, 4 December 2010

Assignment 1 - continued

These are the images for the next 2 pairs of contrasts for Assignment 1.

Few


Few

For this image I used a Canon 18-55mm lens at 28mm and set my camera on a tripod. A sparse bunch of grapes was suspended by a thread in front of a white card background. Only natural window light was used to avoid casting a shadow on the background. An aperture of f/7.1, ISO 400 and shutter speed 1/80sec was used.
Post Processing
The image was slightly cropped to ensure that the grapes were placed 2/3 into the frame vertically. I then used Photoshop to clone out the hanging thread. I wanted to leave as much empty space in the image as possible to accentuate the feeling that there were only a few grapes.

Many
Many
In contrast to few is many. This image was also taken with a tripod and Canon 18-55mm lens at 46mm. These sprats were placed end to end on a plate and the image taken using natural window light and fill in flash. Aperture f/22, ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 0.6sec was used.
Post Processing
The image was tightly framed to ensure that, in contrast to Few, there was no empty space within the image. This gives the impression that the fish continue beyond the edge of the frame and that there are more just out of view. The shadows within the image were also lightened to make the fish eyes more prominent.

Transparent

Transparent
This image shows upturned clear wine glasses photographed with a white card background. A tripod and Canon 18-55mm lens was used at 44mm. Only natural window light was used as using flash caused a bright spot on the glass and unwanted reflections which distracted from the transparency of the glass. Aperture set to f/5.6, ISO 400 and shutter speed 1/60sec.
Post Processing
Very little adjustment was made to this image. Only a small area of bright reflection was removed from the glass as it was important to show the glass as clear as possible. Although the image reflects transparency, in hindsight I think the image may have worked better had something been placed behind the glass e.g. a coloured card or another image to be seen through the glass.

Opaque


Opaque
This image represents Opaque and is a row of trees taken through heavy mist. Aperture f/10, ISO 400 and shutter speed 1/200 sec was used with careful focusing on the distant trees. As a pair of images both Transparent and Opaque have little colour and only varying tones and highlights. Although they are both colour images they appear monochrome.



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