I have decided that my work on Assignment 3 is a disaster and have just deleted the folder from the OCA website. Has anyone else ever done that?
As I've said before I'm really not enjoying this part of the course. Can't quite decide why. It's not that I don't like taking colourful images. 90% of my photographs must be in colour.
Planning for this Assignment earlier this month I made a decision to use images that were authentic situations. By that I mean not constructing situations to fit the brief. e.g. no red shoes on green grass but perhaps red poppies in a field of green. However having done just that I find the images are really dull and just as contrived. The blast of colour I was hoping to achieve is just not there and so the images have been consigned to the dustbin.
I hope that was a brave move rather than a stupid one. I am a bit of a perfectionist at the best of times but I think I would have been selling myself short if I had sent in the Assignment as it was. I may be making a terrible mistake but my gut instinct is that the images were boring and predictable. Of the 16 images I think there is only 1 that I will retain and that is this one - of a blue /violet colour combination.
Of the images produced this was always my favourite. It is an image that shows the colour as the subject. Now I have to produce another 15 from scratch and worse still tell my tutor that Assignment 3 is still a few weeks off completion.