Friday, November 1, 2013

Image of the Month: November 2013

In hindsight it seems I overlooked the "image of the month" for October and neglected to post; my apologies. So to make up for that minor slip I decided to present a triptych; yes not one, not two, but three images in one.

Fields of Autumn Triptych
© 2013, Joanne Scherf

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Besides as I created this triptych it became very clear that these three images belonged together; the combination made for a stronger expression of the grandeur of the scenery as opposed to conveying the beauty with just one image. This nicely reinforces the design/photography adage that "the whole is greater than sum of its parts". In general I find diptychs and triptychs challenging and requiring lots of thought as they have the potential to either soar or fall flat depending on the sequence. With that in mind, it became obvious to me at least that there was a flow on many fronts. For example, all three images have a strong horizon line where the curvature appears to gently guide your eyes from one image to the next as if one continuous line in a downward slope. Also look at the tree tops and they too appear to be on the same plane making their own "wave" or horizon line of trees. A thematic feature is the similarity of scenery in all three images; that being autumnal fields in it's most basic form with the house situated in the middle frame somehow connecting the two outside images, even though all three were taken in different yet similar locations.

For those interested, this is just another jewel of a Michigan landscape captured in prime October splendor.

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