Why do I get so excited about Line!

Continuing my walk , the contrast I was looking at yesterday (previous blog post), also revealed lines. Lines can be curved, straight, diagonal, or oblique, and each evokes a different emotional response. Light also plays a role in our response; direct light creates a different feeling than diffuse light.  You can check this out by being aware of your response to the following two images.

direct light & high contrast

Diffuse light & less contrast creates a different mood

If I had added contrast to the second image during the editing process, I would have ruined the mood of the image. This is something to be aware of when editing.

Being aware of my responses to light and line is one of the reasons why I get so excited when photographing in the field.

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8 Comment

  1. Joan Loeken says: Reply

    The first one had me “running” and the second one had me “walking”

    1. chris says: Reply

      Now that’s an emotional response! How cool is that!!

  2. Valérie says: Reply

    I was skiing or sliding. Then I hit the tree!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Don’t hurt yourself!!

  3. Kathy R says: Reply

    Really beautiful.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Kathy!

  4. PIERRE CHABOT says: Reply

    Your vertical lines with several similar tones remind me of the late work of U S abstract expressionist Morris Louis., the “Stripes”. Guido Molinari of Montreal also produced similar work . Very interesting .

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Pierre. I looked them up and will take note of their work. Very interesting. I really enjoy the abstract. Chris

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