Welcome to my ‘Showcase’ Gallery. Designed to present new material, each month I’ll be sharing with you a new image which I’ve been working on and refining.
This month I’d like to introduce:
‘Good things come in small packages’ – that’s certainly true when it came to creating ‘Imprismed’. This tiny prism hangs in my kitchen window and there had been many an occasion when I would just pause and admire its simple, yet detailed construction and the light catching its many sides. Deciding it was worth further, detailed exploration, I took it down and began to play with my macro lens.
I soon realised the best way to do justice to the myriad of triangular combinations and contrasting colours was to reduce and eliminate as much as possible and purely concentrate on presenting the basic form. I also realised I could use an extremely narrow depth of field to only draw a tiny proportion of the prism into focus and by doing so, encourage the viewer to primarily engage with this particular area.
It was certainly an interesting exercise in organising a potentially overabundance of distracting and discordant elements into a simple and cohesive unit, and seeing just how little of the shot I could have in sharp focus and still be content with the result.
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Previous Showcase Images
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