I returned to my picturesque style of shooting for this photograph (similar to Photograph 1 – Assignment 5) but for the reason that it for me best showed off the whole of the scene and how much was going on within it. I shot from a (small) hill overlooking another local park and used this slightly raised angle of view to better show the number of people taking advantage of the activities hosted at the park as well as the colour and character of the activities in one photograph. This particular local park was hosting a fayre on a smaller scale to that of the fayre on display at the bigger park in Photograph 1 – Assignment 5. The view was quite distant and the elevation I was shooting from relatively low so I decided to shoot a normal exposure rather than a long exposure like in Photograph 1 – Assignment 5.
Camera settings for Photograph 13 – Assignment 5 were:
f/9, 1/200s, ISO 450, focal length 85mm. Handheld.
I liked the aesthetics of this photograph quite a lot and thought they tied in well with the narrative of how the park was being used. There were the flowing lines of greenery in the foreground, showing what the park was otherwise normally used for and also simultaneously helping to lead the eye to the hive of activity of the fayre in the middle ground. There was a stroller to the right enjoying the scenery, the main bulk of information for me in the fayre itself and its attendees and then the two cranes in the distance which added context and showed there were developments taking place further behind.
The night photograph showed how intrinsically a scene and therefore a corresponding photograph can change without the aid of human intervention. While the composition and a lot of the land features remained the same, the scene gained a completely different character. From being full of life it now appeared an empty space.
Camera settings for Photograph 13b – Assignment 5 were:
f/9, 28 seconds, ISO 250, focal length 85mm. A tripod and cable release were used.