I follow several blogs about photography that I really enjoy!! One of those is Kat Eye View, she's a wonderful photographer. I found her blog through the Big Picture Inspiration classes I participate in. About every two weeks she has a post entitled "Exploring With a Camera." Here's how she describes it "The Exploring with a Camera series is intended to inspire you to see the world around you in a different way, using the camera as a tool to deepen your experience of life."
This exploration is a study in contrast and how it impacts a photo. You can link your images to her blog through a blog or flickr. I decided to link one of my photos.
I took this shot because of the sundial, which I love!! You can even see about what time I was there! It was almost 11 a.m. I began thinking about all the contrast in this picture.
soft grass - hard brick
grass that is alive - leaf that is dead
curves - straight lines - circles - rectangles - triangles
smooth metal - rough concrete
light - dark
sun - shadows
All these contrasts make the image more appealing.
This is another shot that made me think of contrasts.
The strong wind had ripped a piece of bark off this three. Look what was hiding underneath! Trails of insects!
rough bark - smooth inner wood
straight lines (cracks) - curved lines (trails)
hard wood - soft moss
This tree fascinated me. It kind of makes me think about people. We may be a little rough on the outside, but we can have a heart of beauty!