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Photo Observation #2

Title: “Luz y Sombras”

Photo Credits: Christina Granados

Location: Espinho, Portugal.

Theme: Shadows

The first thing that jumped out at me was all of the lines that are in this photograph, not only the lines that are there in a three dimensional form of the architecture of the main structure, the railing on the right, and the house on the left, but also all of the lines created by the shadows. The intersections and parallels of the straight lines as well as the curved lines of the sidewalk create many different shapes and motion that drag my eye all around the photo. The choice to have the photograph be black and white makes it more interesting to me because it makes the shadow of the structure look almost like a reproduction of it rather than a shadow–which was not the case when this is photographed in color (I found a picture in color when I was looking to attribute the photo to a location and photographer). The photographer, Christina Granados, expertly timed the taking of this photograph to get the look of the poles to blend into the shadows that are cast. The only other thing I found kind of funny was the creature (dog? monkey?) and because of its closeness to the ground how much less of a shadow it creates.

Photo Observation #2: College Student’s Night Light Night Life

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My roommate, the lovely Kayla Bickel, took this photo. She was excited after getting her new camera and was testing it out by photographing things in the room last week.

This photo was taken at night in my dorm room, and it is the lighting that best represents my own night life.

The little fireflies of color in the room guide me into sleep most nights. They shine with life in the dark right before I close my eyes. They are calming and soothing. The soft small lights are anything but imposing. They do not blind or clash with their surroundings. Instead, they mesmerize and encourage forgetfulness of worldly cares. These little spread of rainbow lights on the wall can open one’s eyes to other worlds. They give comfort like a warm little candle in the cold dark night, and, with their bright glow contrasting against the surrounding dark, they gently whisper that those who see them are safe. They could instantly be a child’s favorite night light for protection from the beasts of the darkness because of their pretty hues that are apt to bring smiles of delight. Thus, these orbs, these gems, that hang in the room at night are easily declared this college student’s night light, a vital part of my night life. In addition, the lights, themselves, only breathe and sing their soothing songs of color at night and could be considered to have a night life.

Photo Observation #2

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3. Theme: Cold

4. Description: The dark blue skies create a cool atmosphere that sets the tone for the picture.  The far horizon line in the picture creates immense depth and a sense of loneliness. Also the blue and white water create a chilling effect as the foam of the waves begin to break.