So I ended up breaking my old pentax whilst attempting to do the first part of this exercise. So I wasn’t impressed. I’ll come back to this first part when It’s fixed.
The second part asked for us to find a good view point. I chose my roof. I took a panorama image using my iPhone
What I noticed
Foreground – I noticed birds darting about, the wind blowing the leaves, the green colours and the colour differences between each leaf, shadows, texture on the branches , any patterns that were forming linked to colour, texture, numbers, composition and lastly sounds- I listened to the sounds.
Middle ground -Again ,there is a lot of birds in my garden which I enjoyed watching their behavior. The texture of the different plants and colours of the flowers, I tried to see patterns and compositions to show textures with the afternoon light, paint peeling off the garden walls and directions of shadows. I noticed the dark areas in my garden and the bald patches on my lawn. I need to repair my shading over the garage port and cut my bougainvillea back and repaint my garden walls.
Horizon I looked at the neighbor’s houses, their architecture and shapes. I noticed that we cant see the road or even hear the cars really. There were planes going past to the right of me but not much noise. I noticed the shapes of the trees and colours. The horizon was broken by the lamppost which I remember thinking that’s a shame.
What was the point of this exercise?
If the aim of this exercise was to improve our observational skills I would rather it said, go to a busy café buy yourself a coffee and sit for an hour and people watch. Get used to doing that with out the camera. Make notes of what would of make a good picture, then try it with your camera.
I now have more work to do
repaint my garden wall, fix the shading as well as my old camera.