Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pink Shadow






Not at all.

The impressionists with their focus on color emphasized this.

Renoir said, “No shadow is black. It always has a color.

This hit me when I took this picture of a tree casting a shadow on a wall in Colonia del Sacramento.

The shadow was PINK!

The reason for such a pastel shadow is the light of the setting sun allowing the color of the wall to permeate the shadow.


Canon 5D Mk II, f4, 70-200mm, 1/2000, Colonia del Sacramento,100925


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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pyramid of Cows


One of the fundamental arrangements of forms is the pyramid. Two objects at the base, a third behind, in the distance, or above.

Raphael's picture La Belle Jardiniere is a classic example.

The eye is drawn to forms arranged in a pyramid.


A simple example: these cows in a field obligingly posing for this picture.

iPhone, 100809, Victoria.


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