Friday, October 22, 2010

Talking About the Image

I think this pictures is going to be my next painting. The honeybee is just a hair out of focus for the size it's currently being viewed, but it's otherwise a strong piece I think. The lighting is even, there's a clear focus in the middle, and there's a depth of field from the flowers in the background.

This image doesn't have much of that. The harsh lighting almost turns the bee into a silhouette, there is a depth of field but it's introducing contrasting elements (Yellow and Purple are  Complementary Colors), and there's a lack of middle ground which farther separates the image.

1 comment:

  1. I love the second picture. It gives context and shows how & where the bees are foraging, and is sort of a 'bee's eye' view in that it is at their height and with a focus on foreground not background.