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Informing Contexts – Shape

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Figure 1: Sutherst 2017

The mini project task this week was ‘shape’.  I deliberated for a while about what to submit as my image.  I did not want to go with an obvious choice.  Then I spotted this opportunity.  Late afternoon I was watching the horses at the yard where my horse is.  The sun cast this amazing shadow of me leaning on the fence.

Using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app, I was able to capture this image.  I particularly like how the sun is elongating my body and making my head look really small.  It is this oddness that I really like about the image.

The colours that the Hipstamatic filter have created are rich and vibrant.  The angled lines and my shadow make the composition really interesting and pleasing to look at.  I am enjoying looking at the world around me with photographic eyes.  I see images everywhere and I am using my iPhone to capture them when I have no other camera with me.  In a way this is improving my photography as it is making me use what I have with me to create a unique and interesting image.

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