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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

My submission is my ” Double Dragon ” image taken from the roof of a Temple.

From Wikipedia:-

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically scaled or fire-spewing; with serpentine, reptilian and avian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons:
European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Balkans and Western Asian mythologies. Most are depicted as reptilian creatures with animal-level intelligence, four legs and a detached set of wings.
Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Most are depicted as serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence, four legs and wingless.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word dragon derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”.

The Chinese dragon (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: lóng) is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its “ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels.”[24] Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

 


Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.

Double can be interpreted in many ways. Here’s our take, courtesy of two yellow lines on a street in East London, England:

 

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

 

Show us your double take!

Today’s Tip: Sometimes, you’ll want to change the orientation of an image. Maybe you prefer a vertical image to be horizontal, or want to flip your image so your subject faces the other way. If it makes sense, rotate your image to create a more interesting composition.

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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

 

In photography, I love colours – more and vivid the better the feeling. I have a general reluctance of monochrome or black/white prints. We progress from Black and White photography towards Colour Photography so why we have to regress ourselves back to monochrome with artistic feel as the primary reason. I ask a simple question to those who prefer monchrome – Do you watch your TV in Black and White or in Colours ? The ansawer is obvious as most or maybe all Black and White Televisions are now defunct. Well, I rest my case.

My submission is the colourful ferries of Penang.

 

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “A Pop of Colour”

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “A Pop of Colour” – colours rather than a colour.

 

 

 


Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something beautiful and intriguing, and can tell a tale within the frame.

In this image of a door in Malta, the two shades of blue brighten an otherwise nondescript scene, and also add layers of story and perspective: Who lives in this building? What’s behind that door?

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Today, pay attention to how color affects your image. Let color be the star!

Today’s Tip: Keep it simple: experiment with only one color.

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