Perspective

28 Sep
Gray's Beach - Infinity

Gray’s Beach – Infinity

Perspective is the idea of creating an illusion of 3 dimensionality on a 2 dimensional plane.  This is largely the work of our brain, which has learned over time to interpret the visual clues within a scene to determine the depth of a
scene and placement of objects within a scene.

Converging parallel lines to a vanishing point are just one of the many ways our brain says “distance”.  This boardwalk on Gray’s Beach in Cape Cod is a great example.  Some of the other signs our brain interprets is horizon line placement, relational size, light and shadow placement, contrast and color of subjects, to name a few.  Understanding how the brain works and how perspective is created within a 2D scene will help you create thoughtful, well-planned images.  And the more we know, the better we become! =)

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2 Responses to “Perspective”

  1. sabrinalouise October 25, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    I love the work you are doing. I recently heard this quote on perspective from Depak Chopra and it really resonated. ” We are the awareness through which perspective sees”
    I look forward to seeing and perceiving more of your fine work.

    • seeingspotsphoto October 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      Thank you for the kind nd encouraging words! So glad you stopped by to visit, I’ll try to keep up the good work. 😉

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