November 1, 2013 at 6:43 am #5159November 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm #5180
Triangles.It’s a visual design game! 😉
November 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm #5211
- This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Ian McNab.
I probably won’t enter a final image at the end but, like you, I thought an example might help to get things rolling.
What could be more ordinary than a few clouds? When were visiting the Black Country Museum and I noticed how the shape of the cirrus clouds above this winding gear frame echoed its shape, a bit of a tilt seemed to add to the effect. As you look you see more shapes in the cloud. It looks OK in mono too.November 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm #5212
John >>> Very ‘Stephen Shore’!November 4, 2013 at 10:37 am #5213
Two totally different entries. Ian love the negative and postive diamonds in yours. If the dark traingles had been softer it wouldn’t worked so well. But they work well together. John. I love your very off beat composition, very nice.November 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #5214
Meg >>> Thanks for your encouraging comments. Onwards!!!November 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm #5226
CurvesNovember 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm #5228
I think your ‘Curves’ photograph works well for me Ian. Like most of your work, it’s a ordinary sight that most of us would walk past and you’ve seen the graphical elements in it to create an interesting photograph. Your saw the original scene in colour and 3D so this 2D monochrome version must look quite different. I like the tonal range and composition. Food for thought.November 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm #5229
Thank you for your very kind comments, Peter. I am practising trying to see the graphic potential in scenes – the shapes, patterns and forms – rather than photographing objects. Not always – or even often! – successful, of course – but I keep trying!November 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm #5249
Halfords – Startin’ ‘Em Young!November 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm #5250
Giant Prehistoric CentipedeNovember 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm #5252
I like you Curves shot Ian. Very striking indeed. A classic McNab! 🙂November 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm #5253
Thanks very much, Dee! 🙂November 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm #5254
I’d choose the mini! I like the humorous title in the second photograph. It’s certainly a ordinary subject that you’ve seen a photo in. I’ll have to start looking more closely at ordinary subjects. I think the gap that breaks up the pattern adds interest to the photograph. Well spotted Ian.November 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm #5257
Thanks, Peter. You’re right: broken patterns are often more interesting.
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