Elements of Design
As you can see, I'm not actually in Marrakech, which is a shame. But anyway, take a look at this image. What do you see to a casual observer? It's a building, one more informed but still casual observer. It's a building associated with Muslim culture. For the slightly more observant, the flaking paint and water stains tell you it hasn't been renovated recently. Toe a photographer, however, is an object formed of the five elements of design, line, shape, color, pattern and texture. The building is in the main center of Marrakech. On when I walk past it. Of all the elements, line stood out, particularly the curved line of the main arch, which is created by the contrast of the white wall in the area of shadow. What I saw in that line was a stalk of grass spent over in the wind. Some might see a sickle. Others will see their own story to photograph my story. I framed the image to remove the windows, which were a distraction because they give the structure a context at odds with my abstract...
interpretation. Then to get rid of the texture of the wall, which again gives an unwanted context. I overexposed the light tones and then dark in the shadows in adobe light room. In the final image, we're left with abstract contrast ing lines. The vertical line gives the image strength and solidity, and it creates a boundary fixing the left side of the image space. The curved line is more delicate, representing the subtle arching of my imaginary lyft. No.