Texture: This photo is of my hamster Coco. The first thing I see when looking at this photo is the veins in her ears. I also see her fluff and a blurred background. The emotional impact of this photo, makes me happy. I love my hamster and how soft she feels! The photo is focused on my hamster and the background is unfocused. I think this photo was pretty successful. It took me a while to take the picture because she is very fast and squirmy, but when I got a couple shots, I was satisfied with the results.
Organic Lines: This is a photo of a raccoon I saw. I was trying very hard to get it to focus more on the raccoon, but wasn't very successful. Whenever I tried to take a picture, it would be gone in an instant. I do like the way it is hidden a little by the rock and perched there looking at the camera. I wish the grass wasn't as tall or noticeable because that is what my eye travels to first. As stated, you see a raccoon sitting on some rocks and the grass.
Space: This is a picture of the underside of a bridge. The bridge links two masses of land together in Long Beach. I like this picture a lot. There is to too much in the photo. I like how the bridge sort of fades away and you see the lights in the distance. There is an emotional impact to the photo. I immediately want to know what is at the end and like how its mysterious. I think the message in the photo is that some things should be left a mystery and that being in the dark can be elegant and mysterious. Like how the bridge might lead to something great, but at the same time it could be dangerous.
Geometric Shape: The is a picture from sailing. The shapes of the sails are triangles. I don't really have an emotional impact to this. If anything it reminds me that sailing is starting soon and I'm going to get overwhelmed. Yay! I like the brightness of this photo and this big boat in the background. As you can tell it was very windy and cold due to the color of the water and spray off the side of the boat. I think it's a nice photo. You don't always get to take sailing photos and when your at an event, they don't always post them. So, I'm happy that I have a few and like the way most of them turned out.
Geometric Lines: This is a photo of a grate at a boat launch at night. I like the way this photo looks and the way it turned out. Just like the picture of Space, this has a sort of mysterious feel to it with a little grunge from the rust on the metal. I am very happy with this photo and like how it is light and gets darker. I do wish that the red in the background and some of the lights weren't there because my eye is drawn to them at first. Like I see the grate, but my eye travels to the color in the background. This photo also has good values with the rusty reddish brown color and the lighter whitish color of the rest of the grate.
Value: This is another photo from sailing. This photo has very good values. The way you get different shades of grays, whites, and blacks. There is also a hint of blue in the water which makes the photo look really nice. I like the way this photo turned out and it brings a peacefulness across me when I look at it.
Complementary Colors: This is a photo of a rose in my yard. There is a contrast with the yellow and hint of orangey gold with the green and blue in the background. I like the way this photo turned out with just focusing on the flower and none of the flowers in the background. This photo also brings me a slight peacefulness and makes me happy.
Organic Shape/Form: This one I had a little trouble with. I didn't want to do a simple heart with my fingers or something easy. I took this photo at the top of the Cabrillo Monument. It looks down over the city and you see the slight curve of the Earths surface. Clouds are also an organic shape/form, so having that incorporated in the the photo was really nice and they stand out with the blue sky. I like how you can see a boat speeding by in the corner on the water. I didn't notice it at first, but really like that it's there. For me, I don't know how I feel about the photo. I like it and like how you can see the curve of the Earth, but down know how I feel about the plants in the bottom of the picture. This photo sort of just makes me feel so so.
Monochromatic Colors. This is a picture of a lizard on the steps. I like the different shades of browns and blacks not he lizard and the pattern of the scales. I don't really like lizards that much and find them kind of creepy, but this one seems so peaceful and doesn't make me want to run away from it as much. It kind of looks like it's smiling in a way. This photo was a total success and I love the way it turned out. By far one of my favorites.