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Monday, 9 June 2014

The Unknown

Analysed photo:
This photo is very simple, it has a subject, a candle, in the foreground and the background of the photo is all completely black. There is an effect of depth as the candle fades and you can tell that it continues downward. Actual depth is not really shown in this photo because the background is totally black it is difficult to tell if the candle is 3D. The candle is the picture is framed by the blackness surrounding it. The black gives the candle complete attention since the black does not draw our eye and there is no interest in it. The worms eye view perspective is used in this photo which really add to the two dimensional effect of the candle. There is an asymmetrical balance in this picture, because the candle is on the right side of the photo and there is negative space on the left side. The negative space takes up the majority of the picture and the only positive space is the subject itself, which creates a very defined focus. Because there is a background of blackness, there are no other objects in the photo, and therefor the candle cannot be related to anything else in the picture. This picture follows the rule of thirds because the flame and candle are on a line that would divide the picture into three. This makes the photo more interesting because it creates that asymmetrical balance, because balance can be boring.
Edited photo:
I really like this picture, it shows the water leaving and you don't know where its going. 

I made this photo brighter and a lot sharper so you could really see the water. 
This reminded me of fortune tellers that would read the leaves in your tea and tell you your future. 

People are mysterious, you don't know their story or who they are. 

Pipes and drains have always been a mystery to me, where do they go?

These bars reminded of a jail, and being locked up and I wondered what could be behind bars?

What is behind the door?

I like these plastic tapes because you never know why they are there. 

There are so many places to go in the world, and I have been to so many but there are many things about it I will never know, and will never go to. I made the UAE the focus of this because I live there and the photo stretches out beyond it showing al of the places that are still waiting to be discovered. 

This is part of my theme because its a mess and messes always have to be made. 

I really like this picture because you don't know how it was taken or what it is of. 

I love books. They are full of surprises and you don't know whats going to happen, in this picture you don't know the title, the author, or anything about them.

Who's boots are they, where have they gone?

You never know what happened to broken things. 

Magic tricks are captivating because you never know how they work. 

what does it mean to be human?

Keys are a symbol of opening and unlocking, but what do they open?


  1. Mackenzie, I love your theme and I really like what you did with it. I really enjoyed seeing how you used your theme to the best by being really creative with your photos. My favourite is for sure the one of the candle. I love the mystery behind it. Great job!

  2. I really liked your photos, because theyy all directly related to your theme. I especially like the candle because it has a really strong background, and you can clearly see the theme in it. I also like, that in the photo with the plastic tape you made the foreground clear but the background blury which also has a deeper connection to the theme. That you can clearly see things right in front of you face but the things that are futher away are often unknown. Over all they are all amazing photos!
    - Darcy