It was a bright sunny day. One of the problems I encountered was the sun. Too bright, in the shadow too dark. I also had to think about the sun reflecting in the mirror. Getting the right amount of the reflected image into the mirror was difficult too. In some of the photographs, I actually got my my own hand and camera in the shot. I took a few photos of each place I visited.
When I got home I had to make a decision, whether to use the background or not, whether to include the person or not. I cropped the images to show just the mirror, but something seemed to be lost in the cropped image. The message was not the same somehow. It told a different story.
Taking these photos has taken me right out of my comfort zone, they have made me look outside the box. I could just go out to my normal haunts and take some really good shots, even maybe technically sound and with a bit of a wow factor, brilliant sunset, tranquil water shot, cute dog, trees and landscapes glowing with autumn tints but that’s not what this exercise is all about.
I have thought about changing them to b&w or sepia, its an old town I live in, may well add a little nostalgia to these shots, of such an old market town, or maybe b&w, adjusting the contrast to give an aged feeling to the image. Food for thought me thinks….
The cropped images loose the message.
I have decided on the b&w as it defines the lines better. The tones give a clearer definition of the outlines
Contact Sheets of Photographs for Square Mile Assignment
Making the contact sheets what a nightmare, until I asked for help on face book then I was directed to the link below.
Part 1 – Assignment 1 – The Square Mile – Planning
Part 1 – Assignment 1 – The Square Mile – Assignment
Part 1 – Assignment 1 – The Square Mile – Images
Part 1 – Assignment 1 – The Square Mile – Tutor Report
Part 1 – Assignment 1 – The Square Mile – Review and Reflection