Todays photography assignment is as follows:
Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.
Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.
Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.
The photograph below was taken inside Bath Cathedral in the Summer Holidays. It is unedited in as much as no contrast, filters etc, just my name put on.
The two photographs below however, I have played with the colours and would love to know your thoughts,preferences.
To me the one immediately below is soft, etheral as it should be really in my mind seeing as it is taken in a Cathedral. It is the ceiling that runs directly over the main double length of pews, above the main walkway down to the alter.
In my mind it is like the spine of the Cathedral, the way it has been designed like small delicate and fine fish bones, maybe an odd thing to say.
This one has a black and white filter put on and I played a touch with the contrast.
This to me makes it more striking in appearance, highlighting the dips and shades between the spines as I call them.
Now we have a sepia filter, now what do you think of this?
To me it gives it almost a lifelike appearance, as if it is part of a skeletal structure in actuality of something.
So which is your favorite?
What do you think of when you see the ceiling, do you understand what I mean by spine, or am I going off on a tangent? 😀
Thank you for reading, viewing, Justine xx
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