Art of Photography

Rob Townsend

Assignment 1: Contrasts – inspiration from my old photos

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As suggested in the brief for Assignment 1, I’ve had a look back through my existing photos with a view to assembling some contrasting pairs. This was harder than I expected! But I came up with some examples that could serve as inspiration for the real thing. As far as possible I tried to have a thematic link within each pair.

1. Dark & Light

The same view on a very dark winter’s night and an earlier evening / longer exposure version.

Dark

Dark

Light

Light

2. Many & Few

An overhead shot of lots of pansies and a simple crop of a few forget-me-nots.

Many

Many

Few

Few

3. Continuous & Intermittent

A long winding path versus a series of posts at the seaside.

Continuous

Continuous

Intermittent

Intermittent

4. Large & Small

A giant poppy and a normal-sized daisy.

Large

Large

Small

Small

5. Solid & Liquid

Solidity represented by a huge old steam train, liquid represented by a still lake.

Solid

Solid

Liquid

Liquid

6. Opaque & Transparent

A chinese lantern before and after drying out.

Opaque

Opaque

Transparent

Transparent

7. Still & Moving

Bikes before and during a mountain bike jump track day.

Still

Still

Moving

Moving

8. Straight & Curved

Two contrasting monuments in the same city.

Straight

Straight

Curved

Curved

9. Black & White

A dark train station clock at night, and a set of white vases on a white background.

Black

Black

White

White

10. Solid & Liquid – same shot

An unfortunate parking accident.

Liquid & Solid

Liquid & Solid

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