Composition and shadows.
That’s what’s being demonstrated in this image.
Note the configuration of shapes and colors in the upper left
and bottom right corners. See the way the shadow of the stone basin
aligns itself with the bottom frameline? Notice the pump shadow
extending beyond the right frameline where it goes past where you
can see. Look at the wood-clad water tank in the upper left corner;
your imagination fills in what the photo denies you.
The angle of the sunlight in the late afternoon accents the figures cast into the iron pump. Without that low angle of light, this would be a much less interesting picture. (By the way, this antique pump from a public park in Paris is one of the little things you will encounter as you wander the footpaths at Wizard Academy.)
Look now, beyond the sunlight and shadows,
to how the concrete forms an upwards-pointing angle into the grass.
Light grey concrete below, dark green grass above.
This photo’s beauty isn’t just do to the items in the image.
It’s about the pattern of the shapes and colors. That’s essentially the
definition of composition, I think, and shadows can be a big part of it.
You now know more than you did before.
Maybe you don’t care about this stuff,
but these things are important to me.
Thank you for your indulgence.
By the way, next week’s MMMemo
is about how all this stuff appies to
Jackie ‘O’ and you.
See you next week, beagles.
Yes, that’s another iPhone photo by Wizzo