This is my third assessment for this course. The terms of reference are:-
“Choose a theme or subject that I will conceive, shoot and process in black-and-white, attempting to bring out the monochrome image qualities of form,tonal contrast and texture.”
For this assessment I decided to look at the shapes and textures that I would find in graveyards. With no colour to keep /draw the viewer’s eye to the image I would have to look for bold shapes and contrasts to hold their attention. Three different grave yards over two days in bitter cold weather. I was also using a new camera for the first time.
I was asked to produce between 5 and 10 images.
Here are the images that I have chosen for my first selection. There are 13 as you can see, I asked a couple of people to look at they to give me a second opinion in order to get down to my/their favourite images.
After further selection I have rejected the following images:-
Here are the images that I have selected
Looking up at the church and the light , the black metal light stands out against the light sky, a few more clouds would have been nice. The are some blown areas on the church wall but as I later found out the AW100 does not take images in Raw!.
I like this image in St Martins Church. The are difference between the texture of the tree trunk and the flat grave stones really stands out.
For me this image was all about the texture of the stone angel, and the two white roses, just in front of her that are catching the light.
I would have blown the background out if I had my DSLR, this would have been a better shot in my view.
The three watering cans just caught my eye against the water tank/ Two different textures, the flat solid metal against the ivy. All sitting on the long grass.
In this image I used the tree trunk to block out the sun which was low in the sky. I do like the way that the trunk frames the image on the right and in a way draws you into the image over the grave stones to the chapel. Again the texture of the tree bark really stands out.
I liked the texture of this stone angel. Although I do not like this image as much as the next one below.
I liked this image because of the texture of the stone it looks so different to the wax candles. I was lucky that there were three of them. In a way I also like the black wicks, especially the centre one that is leaning over.
For me this image was all about textures and shapes, this really met the terms of reference for the assignment. The texture of the bark, the stone and the metal bench. I think you look at the bench first, this leads to the headstone which leads you to the tree. This is my favourite image . I’ll wait to see what others think.
A further close up image showing the texture of the metal.
I added this image after looking at image 9. I like the shape of the bench and the rust marks and the flaking paint.
Well these were the images that I picked . I hope that you liked them.
The terms of reference for this project were to :-
Choose a theme or subject that I will conceive, shoot and process in black-and-white, attempting to bring out the monochrome image qualities of form, tonal contrast and texture.”
I hope that each of my images has a least some if not all of the elements that were required.