It is a powerful portrait image.
Walker Evans takes everyday
people and makes you wonder
what they are going through and
what their stories are.
Technically, this picture is strong
because of it being in black and
white. The depth of field is
shallow, as right behind him the
background gets blurred. This
makes him stand out as the
main focal point.
I find this picture just pulls you in. The subject matter of the little girl standing
behind this dirty door is just compelling. It is framed beautifully on three sides. The
girl is giving the photographer her attention and almost looks like she is smiling. I
like that you can see the photographers reflection in the door and it looks like a
dark shadow behind her.
I think this is a great photograph because of the lines of the trees
and even the woman is a line. The lines are then mimicked in the
reflection in the water. She is perfectly centered both horizontally
and vertically. Another powerful picture in black and white.
I couldn’t decide between these two images, so I didn’t. I like the way he has them in
black and white because it helps create a lot of drama in these pictures. Picture 1 –
The contrast between the light and dark is strong. Very graphic, and you can easily
see the background mountains. It makes you wonder if the wind is blow this tree or
not. I think this picture has amazing form and shape. Picture 2 – Lots of repetitive
shapes in this picture. He has created a rectangle, inside a rectangle that has more
rectangles on that. The crosses have the same repetitive shape, and the top of the
building also is full of line and repetition.
This is an amazing picture of the
Brooklyn Bridge taken by Andrew
Prokos. There is a lot of repetition
with line and shape. The black and
white really enhances the texture
of the bricks on the bridge, the
fencing that is up and even the
road in the center. It is lit up with
side lighting as you can see from
the shadows created. There is a
nice glow though low behind the
bridge in the horizon.
I love this picture because it looks
so alive. Jerry Uelsmann took two
different pictures, and using
Photoshop layered them to make it
look as if the house has roots. It
has a great focal point and is
framed will by the sky on three
sides. It has great line with the
roots that repeats in the
background landscape. There is a
lot of repetition in the house with
the windows. Great use of shape.
I love this incredibly creepy
picture. It is a great portrait
with good contrast between
the black and white. The lines
and share are mimicked
throughout this photograph.
They were posed well. The
photo is perfectly exposed
and you can see a lot of good
texture. It is hard to tell from
where the light is coming.
This is a photograph from
a new up coming
photographer. She adds
the frames later in
Photoshop, and I like they
way she artificially framed
this image. The clouds
offer a lot of depth to this
picture. The trees almost
look like a silhouette and I
believe the subject is
backlit. The exposure is
perfect and there is a lot
of great line and contrast.
I like the consistency of Tricia McKellar's work. Her subjects look
very aged. She added a Photoshop frame around the picture. I like
the contrast between the clouds and the blue sky with the black birds
on a wire in the foreground. This picture makes you think about why
is one bird sitting all alone, did he choose to leave the group, or do
they not want him. The exposure is perfect and there is great shape
This picture has a great subject matter and makes you think of what the
photographer is trying to say. It has good lighting coming from behind her and
up high. It is perfectly centered and framed really well. It uses the rule of thirds
as to where she is standing. And I think it is really successful that the picture is a
dull grey, but she is very bright and colorful, and even her broom and wet floor
sign is brightly colored, making for good contrast.
I chose this picture because of the texture that the photographer was able
to get using lighting and water. The light is coming from the top, but the
shadows it creates would then define it as side lighting. Lance Armstrong is
one of the best bicyclists in the world and to show him pure on his bike is
powerful to me. You can see every muscle and he appears to be very hard.
In contrast to the Lance Armstrong
picture, Annie Leibowitz captured the
softness of Demi Moore. Also
photographed in a pure and intimate
pose. I love this image not just for
the photographic beauty, but
because it raised an issue in 1991
that can a pregnant woman be just
as beautiful as a woman who isn’t
pregnant, and then is it appropriate
to have her image on the cover of a
national magazine. Sometimes a
photograph is more than just a
picture. This is one of those.
This photograph was taken
in Norway by a Norwegian
photographer. I wonder if it
is digitally enhanced
because it is such a creepy
but fun image. There is
great back lighting that
gives some nice shadows
tot the piece. There are
some good lines to follow,
like the tracks, the light
poles and the building. The
color contrast between the
picture and the red tricycle
is very graphic.
This is a landscape photograph that was digitally enhanced. It is a vivid
panoramic photo. There is a lot of contrast between the mountains and
the sky. The moon up in the horizon is a great addition to give your eye
someplace to travel. There is great lines with the sillohette of the
This portrait was on the cover of
national geographic. It is of a girl
from Afghanistan taken in the
early 1990’s. It has amazing color
and is very vivid. The shape of
her hood and the draping of it is
repeated throughout the picture.
Her green eyes are repeated in
the background and the clothing
underneath. The lighting looks like
it may be coming from above her
and to the right. It helps give a
good shadow on her to show
dimension in this photograph.
I am amazed at how clear and vivid this photograph is since it was
taken underwater,. I believe he used Photoshop to enhance the
colors, which helps make the contrast between the fish and the
anemone stand out. It has great line with the stripes on the fish
standing out, and the repetitive circle shapes on the sea anemone.
I love the intense color of these macro images. The shape of the creatures
are very unique. He has gotten a very clear image of the details of the frog
and the worm. There is lighting from all angles because the shadows are
hard to see. He thought carefully about having the background compliment
his subject instead of distracting from it.