Blog Post #4: Creative Devices

 

Leaves Changing

Leaves on trees are changing their colors from green to yellow. Autumn comes to the UW campus with beautiful colors of leaves on Prexi’s Pasture outside of The Union.
Leaves on trees are changing their colors from green to yellow. Autumn comes to the UW campus with beautiful colors of leaves on Prexi’s Pasture outside of The Union.

The dominant creative device for the picture is “color”. The various colors in the picture draws the attention of the viewers. Especially all the different colors of the trees are the most intriguing factor of the picture. Also, because the colors in the picture are yellow, green, and blue which are in similar color families, there is a unification in the picture.

 

A Yellowish Path

One of the ways to get to the Wyoming Union on the UW campus. It is surrounded by many trees that have all different colors of leaves.
One of the ways to get to the Wyoming Union on the UW campus. It is surrounded by many trees that have all different colors of leaves.

The dominant creative device of this picture is “leading lines”. The path to the Wyoming Union makes the viewer follow the line to enjoy the picture. Also, the trees in the end of the path makes the “framing” for the picture, so the path itself is emphasized and make the viewer focus on it.

Light and Dark

A coexistence of the brightness and darkness up in the sky. The view of the sky on September 21st, 2016. The sun’s flash comes out through the cloudy clouds.
A coexistence of the brightness and darkness up in the sky. The view of the sky on September 21st, 2016. The sun’s flash comes out through the cloudy clouds.

The dominant creative device of the picture is “contrast”. The division and the difference of the color and the lightness in this picture is clear. The light on the left side and darkness on the right side makes the clear contrast to each other, which intrigues the viewers to the picture.

Purple

A purple bloom in front of the Classroom Building on the UW campus. The autumn is coming to campus, so these purples will be missed.
A purple bloom in front of the Classroom Building on the UW campus. The autumn is coming to the UW campus, so these purples will be missed.

The dominant creative device of the picture is “cropping”. By not taking the entire flower bed, I only took the part of the flower bed to emphasize the flower itself. Also, since I took the part of it, the viewers also can feel the “texture” of the flower. The lines in the petal makes the viewers want to imagine the texture of it. Also the vivid “color” of the flower makes the picture interesting.

Reflection

A view from 3rd floor of the Coe library toward the Half Acre Gym. The reflection of the view is from the small table near to the window on 3rd floor computer lab in the Coe library.
A view from 3rd floor of the Coe library toward the Half Acre Gym. The reflection of the view is from the small table near to the window on 3rd floor computer lab in the Coe library.

The main creative device of this picture is the “rule of third”, because the trees that are reflected on the table were fit into the imaginative boxes that are made by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines in the picture. Also, since the reflected colors are different from the original figures due to the black color of the small table, it gives diverse “colors” to the picture. Also, the “viewpoint” of the lens was different from what people usually see this view, it is interesting pictures for the viewers.

By doing this assignment and looking through my outputs, I realized that I limit myself when I am taking pictures. That is, I only take pictures of natural sights, something that is familiar for me, or simple objects that I always can see in my daily life. I did not think of taking pictures of people in public or activities that are not involved in my life. So if I could have a chance to take more pictures, I would like to take pictures of something or someone that is moving. I would like to take pictures of movements. Also, I would like to take some photos of the public so I could observe what other people are doing in public.

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