Sunday, 8 March 2009

Colourful Lancaster

This is a fairly nice scene of Lancaster and the river Lune. You can see the castle, which dates from the twelfth century, Lancaster Priory founded in 1094, and the Greyhound bridge formerly a railway bridge but converted to road in 1972. You can also see the support structure of the Millenium footbridge (Feb 2001) which was designed to look like the masts of a ship.

The main reason that I have put a colour photo next to a black and white is to show you how colour leads the eye. I want you to be drawn to the famous historic buildings, the reflections in the river Lune or even the mast-like structure. I don't want you to focus on warm pink flats in the foreground or the red lorry on the bridge, but you can't help it when the photo is in colour. There is a change of emphasis in black and white which is certainly important here.

An alternative approach is to take the picture again when there is no lorry on the bridge.

Happy snapping

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