Walking along a beautiful scenic route roaming and exploring all aspects of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. While strolling along I hear my friend who is traveling along side of me scream “Watch out.” Frightened I threw myself out the way, not know what to expect, I look over from my path and I spot this odd, green creature wiggling along in the crevice of the sidewalk I was so close to encounter upon.
Taken by this strange creature, who’s presence had never been quite known to me at the time I gently rolled over, careful not to crush the small creature and snapped a photo of it in mid-wiggle, which inturn demonstrated the movement that also fascinated me about this creature. It was sunny and quiet warm that day, so I decided to use sunlight to my advantage. The sunlight reviled the balance, repetition, pattern, and harmonious balance the caterpillar displayed with its beautiful variation of shades of green. Shortly after, he received his name, Cater, from his new friend. After making a new friend and traveling together for a while, we bonded and then parted our ways.
This is a picture of me capturing an image of a simple object thats seen almost everyday in our lives, thought nothing of. I decided to use them as my main focal point, and capture them in an odd and different perspective. Picking up this leaf that caught my eye the back beaming on my back casted such an odd shadow from the angle it was rising that morning. As I turned around, it beamed in my face and I quickly went to shield my eyes with the same hand I held the leaf in, and such an amazing concept just seem to hit me. It was backlighting, and not only was it backlighting it was also an amazing use of natural sunlight and a beautiful new point of view for a leaf to be captured in.
I chose this picture specifically to capture a concept of an everyday basic thing in nature portrayed in a new light, quite literally. The silhouette of the leaf is what really made me take interest in the setup of the photo itself. Typically silhouettes are thought of as dark outlining yet this was a glowing bright outline created by the natural backlighting of the sun. I attempted to try to shine a new light on a typically everyday object, and seem to have quite literally accomplished it. In my opinion I believe this picture turned out very well all together, and as Isabel Wood said it “POPPED WITH COLOR, creativity, and a new concept.” Which I concur completely with that statement.