This exercise required me to produce 6 images two sets of three images of both implied and real triangles.
Having read through the projects over the last few weeks I have taken various images both in london and surrounding counties of triangles that I could use.
The first part of the exercise related to Real triangles.
1. A subject that itself triangular.
For this I chose a picture of a Church in Betchworth.No only was the front of the church a triangle but a framed the shot with a second building in the back ground.
The second test required that I make a triangle by perspective, converging at the top of the frame.
I saw this image of two trees in a field in Betchworth. I could see two triangles. A larger one with the base at floor level and a smaller one at the top with the section of branch acting as the base.
The third test required that I make a triangle by perspective, converging at the bottom of the frame.
This image was taken at St Katherines Dock in London. I used the boat as the base of the triangle and the two ropes going down towards the metal post as the two sides.
There are also some nice reflections in the water.
The second section of the exercise required that I take some images of implied triangles.
The first two images had to be implied triangles with the triangle apex at the top and the bottom of the frame.
The tin cans arranged in a triangle , with three ring pulls in each corner make a nice triangle.
I tried taking the image from different angles but the labels did not add to the image in fact they were a distraction.
For the second image I chose a number of bottles. I chose different coloured bottles with different coloured tops.
I used a number of different back grounds but in the end I purchased a section of white card.
The last exercise required that I arrange three people in a group so that they formed a triangle.
I chose two images one with real people and the other from manikin’s in a shop window. The second shot was harder due to th reflections. After taking the image I spoke to my old instructor to get some advice on taking images through glass. This will be a little project that I do over the next few weeks.
The three heads make a triangle.
Yet again the three heads make up a triangle.
Two further images that I took make up triangles.
The cows head, ears at the top down to the mouth, Apex at the bottom and the Book stand. Arms at the top, face at the bottom.
The second image was taken on a day trip to the V and A.
After I posted this Exercise a friend , Dave Rooney made some great comments about some of the images.
He stated that one was poor and that further work was required on the bottles.
I had a look at what I had done and he was spot on.
In view of his comments I have retaken the tin can image as follows:-
I purchased a new back ground and used flash, two speed lights.
I had a look at the bottles again and following his advice I tried the shot again. I was still not happy with the results. As I was working my wife was reading. I had an idea to use books to form a triangle.
The apex would be at the bottom and I arranged each book so it was a triangle itself.
Well these were my images for the Exercise Real and Implied Triangles. Let me know what you think.