Creating calm with Rhythm and Harmony
Colour harmony As a photographer I have a strong interest in colours and patterns in the image, and the way we perceive them.
Many people have told me that this photograph conveys a sense of calm:
There are several reasons why this is calm and restful, here are the main ones:
- Harmonious Colours: Greens yellows and greys complement one another and not contrast
- Even Lighting: Taking the photograph when the sun was clouded over reduced the tonal range in the picture (compare this with the selective lighting post in this blog)selective lighting post
- Rhythm: The repeating shapes of the trees create a sense of rhythm that is calm and reassuring. The reason is that we know what to expect next.
- Mystery: Look at the way the trees recede into the distance, it gets lighter and not darker, I wonder why… Where is the vanishing point in this picture?… The eye is led out of the right of the photograph, there is no apparent end to the trees….