M O D U  L E  -   # 3  -  S E T # 1

Some 2nd Lecture photos and module #3 pics. I'll have some more later.

The Pews

I took the bottom picture at Duke University Chapel and immediately saw the line. I leveled it off with the top and this is what it looked like. Another way I could have shot this was along side closer to the benches? but I thought this works?

Chapel Window

This was cropped from another shot at an angle so I straightened it out as much as possible.


There was an Art Exhibit at one of our museums an this artist uses inks and charcoal and uses a lot of lines. so how would something like this work? A kind of abstract?


On the right is a relection of the bottom sculpture. Would you have cropped this tighter to focus more on the lines? 


This was taken as you walk through a walkway towards the entrance of the museum. As the snow melted water was coming down. saw this. Would this be fairly flat?


This lady was one of the docent of the exhibit and she was doing her thing standing so i caught her with this pose and I told 'don't move' and shot her. Would this be similar to that picture you had of the woman on the couch with one leg extended and the other crossed? Abstract?


On my way home there is this (you would probably know the type of architecture) beautiful bank structure ( what you're seeing is the top of the roof ) that begs to be shot.




To Focus more on the lines would you crop this person out and zoom in more?

The original is below

Here Ducky Ducky

I was watching kids feed the ducks at this park  when I spotted this.


Fingers Good

After lunch I saw this child sitting there noshing  and as I turned back this is what I saw.

Fountain / Boy

Here around the fountain people stop, sit and play all day so naturally this child just had to walk around the perimeter. I couldn't decide whether the fountain drops or the boy should be the subject? I thought this picture captured several elements. The original is below........

  L E C T U R E   # 2   P H O T O S

Set 1 - Structures

I took a short drive to downtown Raleigh to see what I could find and I found these following buildings that I shot.

Building 1 - below polygon top

This is a hotel which I'm not sure what lines you might call at the top? Pieces of Baroque, Sinister and horizontal?

Buliding 2 - below office

I had to stop when I saw this with all the repeating verticals and because I couldn't shoot dead on, I shot it from the corner of the street which gave me the Baroque, RoTs, reciprocals and the eye?

Building 2a - below office a

Here is the full bulding view with the strong verticals.

Building 3 - below auditorium

This structure gave me some challenges. I couldn't shoot straight on because there was a granite monument witha pool smack in the front middle of this building so I had to shoot from the side. I don't know who thought of the placement of that monument which is approx. 40 feet from the front but it is completely in the way of enjoying the full frontal of the building. Not sure where to comment on this one so I'll reply when you comment.

Building 4 - below tree facade

This building where you see the picture of a tree is really made of individual square like louvered square tiles that kind of flutter and shimmer in the wind. That's what drew me to it before I saw the bigger picture. Again I had to shoot from the street because there was an Amphitheater across the street that fenced forcing me to take it from the corner. 

I really think it captures alot of the angles in the lecture?

Building 5 - below triangle

Then this building stuck out like a sore thumb. 

Building 6 - below patio table

I shot this fron underneath a metal patio table to capture the positve and negative lines but I'm not sure if the overall picture works or not? I thought the idea was cool.

Metal Bench - below back

I shot this through the back of the metal bench.

Metal Bench 1 - below

I thought htis gave a good example of the Baroque and Sinister lines.



1st Lecture Photos 

Hi Frank, trying to place the rule of thirds can be a bit of a challenge......

The subject of focus is the light blue figure which I placed within the lines but I had a hard time trying to place the cage within the guides as well, but I could have pulled out for a wider shot but 

I always try to shoot while conciously thinking about my background altough I wasn't crazy about the BBQ in the back

With these first 4 photos I was trying to place the subJects within the rules as well as fore/mids/and backs..........

This shot above gave me a bit of a hard time while I was thinking of subject placement, rules and especially the depths..........is it the angle of my shot because I wanted the stairs, the wires above, the door and the subject lady....thoughts?

the shot of Buddha (subject) gave me similar fits because I wanted to put it all in? to much?

Should the wedding I shot at the beach of the rings be more on the left to fall within the rules? And expose more of the beach/sand on the right?

What would be your comment on this photo? with the wrought iron fence on the left and the lady on the right?

I saw this huge poster inside this room at this university....

How would this fall within our first module? The subject of focus is the middle.

......fore, mid and back?

The subject of focus was the ladies hand and the rock. I cropped it a little and brought the picture closer to fall within the rules...?

The picture below is before the crop

......here's my new Buddha (below).........it was a close shave!

I saw this man walking through so I had to be quick to catch him in between.....

Would the top be considered the top 2/3rds?

This window was staring right at me when I was looking.........it looked to me like a frame within a frame and more frames.

This is a backyard shot where I saw the wheel barrel, the ground, the wood pile and the house.

.......the lady was from an Indian wedding. She was holding all these gold braclets and awaiting her turn to place them on the brides wrist & I had to get that.

so this would be a distinct fore & back?


..........cropped it squared.

........another wedding shot........

This was taken in Thailand.



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