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Exercise 3.3

What Matters is to Look

  1. What do the timeframes of the camera actually look like?

Whilst I no longer have a manual camera, I have in the past done this many times and I know it is possible to still see right down to s split second.

  1. Find a good viewpoint, view the whole landscape then from front to back.

The foreground has the barge pointing inwards taking the eye with the canal into the distance, noticeable with its bright colour in a fairly dark scene. There is also a goose swimming towards the distance. The water is well split into 3 parts of light dark light roughly mirroring foreground, mid ground and distance. The people walking on the right and lots of interest I feel draws the eye naturally along the perspective lines to the vanishing point. It also works well as a whole perhaps because there are things going on which give it some interest.

Other Birmingham shots that I don’t feel hold as much interest. The right hand one works better but both tend to draw the eye to the distance.

Three takes on the same scene. The first I think works quite well with the hill in the foreground then bridge area then houses until you look at the second image. I think this then highlights the wasted space on the left of the first shot. The pillar box and bridge become the foreground, the houses mid, showing much more detail and the distance with the white pub. The third shot again doesn’t seem to work as well as two.

Other shots using people to add depth either in the foreground or mid ground.

Here I tried just putting the wall and fence to create a foreground using the park as mid and the Manchester skyline as the distance. I don’t think that the photos worked that well.