Thursday, January 22, 2015

Photography is fun


This photograph was taken on the sidewalk that borders Downey Avenue. We are looking south at Firestone Blvd. But the photograph is not just a snapshot of what I saw when I was there. By turning the camera 90 degrees, I have changed your viewing perspective. I have captured a segment of the total scene and emphasized a portion of it. Everything looks taller in this picture. The trees, the building, the wall. Your eyes are drawn from the middle of the picture, the man on the sidewalk, to the top of the trees and then ascending the building to the top of the picture.

Also, because the wall and building on one side and the trees on the other form a kind of funnel for your viewing, you will spend most of your beginning time on the center of the picture. You won't even notice the traffic light or the cars on Downey Avenue until you have finished taking in all that is between the two "walls."

Photography is so much fun.

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world."
~Bruno Barbey

1 comment:

  1. You did a lovely job. I enjoy photography and others like yourself to view. I joined the site. Febrary if I ever get the
    hang as where to post and all. I did yesterday but never came up.


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