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Seeing Red

This assignment requires us, the students, to find the colour red (or stage its appearance) and capture the image. Reflecting on the various scenes I could stage, I went through pictures I have taken over the last six years. 

These are certainly not the best pictures I can take, except the sunset picture. Apologies, but I really believe I took a good shot of that. The collection of pictures below is the mental slideshow I played in my head to get ideas for the current assignment. 

None of these pictures have been edited in any manner. 

ImageThis was taken way back when I got my first camera – a Fujifilm Z10 point and shoot. Not an original idea but I like the way the flower is in the face of the viewer. 

 

ImageI like this picture because of the (almost) elliptical position of the colour. Yes, it is very out of focus but at this point I did not know about shutter speed and had a very limited understanding of depth of field. 

 

ImageTHIS IS THE CROWN JEWEL! Of course, this could be seen as more orange than red but please let me believe this leans more toward red than orange. After all, shades depend on perception. Right?

 

ImageThis would have been a far better picture if it was not blurred and understood depth of field. Lesson learned. 

 

ImageThis is an experiment with the macro settings of a Fujifilm FinePix Z70. This is when I also should have taught myself ISO speed. However, I do like the dark tone of the picture. To me, it gives an air of darkness and imperfection – highlighted by the blackened edges of the rose petals and the cracked iPod screen. 

 

ImageThis picture plays with the rule of thirds. Also it contrasts light and dark in a single frame. This was a first-shot successful attempt with macro. 

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