I am taking an online photo class, as is my sister. There are lessons you read and then assignments you complete. The first lesson was on composition and impact. There were two assignments... first to take an abstract photo in which the subject is unrecognizable. The other was to take pictures from various viewpoints. I have a couple examples of each. Bear in mind I have been back to work (summer's over... teacher's across America are crying! lol) so I have only had time in the evening and only at home... it was kind of hard to find an interesting subject that I was satisfied with. I played with the color to make them a little more pleasing... to my eye anyway.
So, here is assignment one. I am posting two abstracts and although I am quite sure you can tell what the subject is, I thought they were visually stimulating.
This is my favorite. I used the technique of getting very close to the subject and I tried to use the rule of thirds with the focal point being in the right third and the repeating patter on the wood grain drawing your eye to the left... however, I think I should have the knot in the wood a little higher or a little lower on the photograph to comply with the "golden mean." The wood grain pattern makes me think of water ripples after something disturbs the surface.
This is the other abstract. It has a repeating pattern. I didn't like it as well as the first.
Assignment Two: Looking from different points of view.
This is not my favorite, but I thought worth posting. I just thought it was a neat angle.
This is my favorite. Changing it to a sepia tone made all the difference in the world. Another fun angle.
The last four are of a glass of wine. I just thought I would post two of the angles I tried (out of the many that failed, lol) and also show the difference that color settings make! Of these four, the last one is my favorite.
So, what do you think?