Wednesday, 29 July 2009

OCA: Landscape portfolio

Here are the three photographs I have selected for my portfolio to represent spring - winter is on a previous blog. Any constructive critisism gratefully received.

The robin


Tunnel of leaves

I hope that these photographs convey a graphic quality as well as illustrating the season.
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Monday, 27 July 2009

Final Portfolio Selection

I am making my selection for the Landscape final portfolio. The brief is to select 12 photographs to depict the four seasons - three for each. You are told to "consider the way adjacent images inter-relate and variations in size, format, content and tone so as to vary pace and avoid repetition! However at the same time, "the theme and your style should unite the separate images" Although this seems simple enough I am having a real struggle making a selection. I guess my overall style is that I like to look for a graphic element, I hope that is enough. Here is my Winter selection so far. Any comment gratefull received.

Misty Hillside - the intersection of the hedgerows caught my attention here

Snowy Fields - the snow has brought out the lines of the hedges and I especially liked the graphic nature of the lines in the winter wheat.

Winter Beeches - here it is the strong verticals intercut by the horizanals - all emphasised by the snow.
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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Final Assignment next batch.

This is another group of photographs up for selection for my final assignment. They will probably have a bit of photoshop treatment here and there.
Human and natural graffiti in the limewash on this greenhouse.
Sunlight shining throught the limewash showing struts of greenhouse.
Perished pair of rubber gloves left in greenhouse over winter.
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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Final Assignment, next selection

Here are the next group of pictures I am considering for my final landscape assignment. They are all of netting used in gardening and the photographs are about light as well as the gardeners' struggle to protect their crops.
This black netting sparkled in the late afternoon sun making it look like a spiderweb covered with dew.

Here the CD hung on the netting as a bird scarer is reflecting the fruit.
This early morning view shows the netting layers and the garden beyond.

Here a fine mesh is draped over the crop giving a clouded view of the leaves.
In this final shot there are water droplets and dead leaves as well as the sunlight caught in the mesh.