Re: Re: Lesson 7 assignment

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi there,

Yes this is much much better. You have found an image that exhibits the characteristics of hard light.

First things first. Here is the exif data for this image:
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Date Time Original: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Exposure Time: 1/320
F Number: f / 10
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 35mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Model: NIKON D40
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 1782
Pixel Y Dimension: 1783
User Comment:
Date Time Digitized: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Subsec Time: 80
Subsec Time Original: 80
Subsec Time Digitized: 80
Max Aperture Value: 1.60
Light Source: Fine weather
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
Contrast: Hard
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Hard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
ExifIFDPointer: 213
PhotometricInterpretation: 32803
Orientation: 1
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Software: Aperture 3.1.2

A quick aside I notice that you are using Aperture. I highly recommend Adobe Lightroom going forward. I used Aperture for a few years but it’s nowhere near as good as Lightroom.

Now this image certainly exhibits the characteristics required by the assignment in terms of hard light. So I think you’ve certainly showed that you understand the assignment now.

The image itself is very odd. It’s perspective and shadows are very bizzarre and confusing. I do not like the photograph but I do like the bright colors and the fact that it shows hard light perfectly. Otherwise from a composition perspective it is very awkward.

I think there is something to be learned from this beyond hard light.

The shadow on the wall makes me feel like I am looking down from the sky. It’s almost an optical illusion.

What do you think is going on here?

Whatever the case you’ve nailed the assignment from the light perspective.