A Dreamer Walking

Tree Stump

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on November 24, 2010

It is hard to think of a good name for this picture, that is why you kind of get the basic Tree Stump title. The tree stump is the main focus of the picture. I only wanted warm colors in the picture and didn’t want the eye to concentrate on the trees in the far background. For the main tree and stump I wanted to see color on whatever the light seemed to touch. Color separation can sometimes have a nice effect, I think separated color well in this picture and it allows you to concentrate on some of the beauty of the picture that you might not have seen otherwise.

Center Leaf

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 26, 2010

I actually went out the other day and took some really good shots of individual leaves. This is one of them. The question like usual was, how do I make this leaf the main focus? The simple thing to do was put it directly in the middle of the picture. The sun really hits this leaf perfectly, creating some interesting shadows. I also used photoshop to get rid of some color so the whole picture consists of more browns and yellows then blues and greens. I really like this leaf. It sort of is a good representation of how interesting and even beautiful something could be even though it is at the end of its life and only holding on by a thread.

Tree to Sky

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 9, 2010

I found the contrast between the tree and sky to be interesting in this picture.  I think the picture balances pretty well.

Log: Series

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 7, 2010

This is another series of pictures I took of the same object, trying to find unique yet linked ways to express theobject. As you can see in all of these I played with texture quite a bit.

It is interesting how the eye is drawn to color.  The log is no trashcan that easily stands out from it’s surroundings. I wanted to create a slightly richer color with the log so it stood out from it’s surroundings.

The texture I used seemed to unify everything in the picture. I have the log in focus in this picture but I think everything about it is interesting. I find the silhouette of the weeds interesting and I find it interesting how the grain in the fence is very similar to the grain in the log. You can see the color of the log is complimented in the surrounding colors..

This is the top of the log. Several interesting things were sitting on top of it. I wanted the eye to be directed to one thing in particular. I drew out the color of the leave just a little bit and sharpened it slightly. I think it is often important to have a main focus in a picture so the eye doesn’t just wonder uncontrollably around the picture. There needs to be something that grounds your picture a reason to why you took it. For this picture it was the leaf.


Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on September 17, 2010

This picture posed a problem. How do I have your eye focus on the main daisy when it is surrounded by other daises that look just like it. I couldn’t use color to separate you eye from the main object and the surrounding, so I used a focus tool. I softened everything around the flower so the main Daisy popped out. Hopefully it is subtle, but you will see that the main daisy has much more detail to it and you can really see its texture.

Color Highlights

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on August 21, 2010

This is one of my favrite pictures. I like because the main piece is highlighted throughout the picture. The yellows and reds that you see through out the picture compliments the main piece. Hope you enjoy and do not feel hesitant to critique.

Yellow Focus

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on August 12, 2010

I wanted the eye to be caught up on they flower. I played around with draining some color from the background to make the eye more drawn to the main piece. Hope you enjoy and criticism is very much appreciated.

Water Drops

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on August 10, 2010

This is one of my favorite pictures. The articles are coming, however I think that I won’t be constant witch my writings until the school year starts. I will however try to post a few pieces of art and some photography every week. Hope you enjoy this, criticism is appreciated.

Rock Focus!

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on July 29, 2010

Still a bit busy, will try to get a article up soon. This makes for a good computer background.

Wild Rose

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on July 24, 2010

Well I am back from the Wedding and will try to get posting on a regular basis again.  Hope you enjoy the picture!