Friday, 7 January 2011

Assignment 1 - completed at last.

Continuing on from the last few posts - her are the final 3 images for Assignment 1.

Intermittent

Intermittent
For this image I used a Canon 18-55mm lens at 55mm. Taken on Aperture Priority - Aperture f/11, ISO 200 and shutter speed 1/80 sec. With this image I was aiming to show the intermittent spacing of the trees.

Post Processing
The image was cropped slightly to ensure the trees filled the frame from left to right.

Continuous

Continuous
In contrast to Intermittent is Continuous. This image of a spider’s web was taken with a Canon 70-250mm lens at 240mm with the camera on a tripod.

Aperture Priority - Aperture f/5.6, ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/6 sec used. I found this the hardest image to represent. When thinking of something continuous, a circle, spiral or wheel spring to mind, but these can also represent curved or perhaps moving depending on the image. A spider’s web has threads spun in circles or wheels within wheels so appears never ending or continuous.

Discord 
Discord
The final image of the assignment shows a contrast in one image.

I have chosen to call this image Discord. The image was taken with a Canon 18-55mm lens at 30mm. Aperture f/6.3, ISO 400 and shutter speed 1/80 sec.
There is a tradition at St Andrews University whereby each year students have a massive foam fight in the university quad. If you would like to know more about this tradition have a look on http://www.saint-andrews.co.uk/raisin.htm

This image shows two of the students after the foam fight standing in front of a shop window display. You can see that there is a visual contrast in the appearance of the students when compared to the shop mannequins but there is also a contrast in meaning.

Shop window displays are intended to show perfection, a look that you to can achieve, aspire to, if you buy these items. These things will make you happy. In contrast the girls are covered head to toe in foam and so their appearance is far from perfect at this moment. They are still smiling and obviously happy however so there is discord or conflict in the image.

2 comments:

  1. Well done Nicola! I love the final image - such a great idea, creative and well executed too. I look forwrd to hearing what your tutor has to say. Regards FP

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  2. Thanks Dave. Your support is appreciated and you get a special mention in the next post.

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