As Photo 101 winds down in week four, I want to make sure I concentrate hard. You know. Keep my edge. Make sure I use these parcels of enlightenment to gain as much knowledge to make my blog photographs captured by my iPhone 6 and iPad Air as good as they can be.
So I perked up when I read Michelle’s lesson 18, tasking us to find a subject to place in our crosshairs to indeed literally demonstrate edge and enlightenment. I’d find great lines and lighting to … Nope. Not enlightenment. Alignment.
The Little Bitty my dear wife Karen and I share in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood was built in 1945. It’s had 70 years to get crooked, settling into its circumstances, if you will. We’ve done much updated since we moved in the summer of 2004, including new tile flooring in the kitchen and Pergo in the living room.
I’m not your man for such detailed work, so we hired a professional contractor friend as part of a whole kitchen remodel for the former and a handy friend as part of a other-wing floor-pick-me-up for the latter. This was four years apart.
So today I marvel at how well they matched up their lines to parallel and meet at right angles, including the seam between the two rooms.
I like the order in my surroundings. It comforts me. Takes that sort of edge off.
I snapped this one directly on my iPad Air. I also used its crop-editing-feature alignment wheel to straighten the image from my slight tilt when I climbed a stepladder to get an overhead view. I employed as slight a touch and close an eye as possible to present the image as level.
The bouncing sunlight at top right adds to my enlightenment and satisfaction. By the way, I know enlightenment has nothing to do with the light in my photograph. It was took much of an opportunity at wordplay for me to pass on.
Are you living in a newer place or older place, and what do you like about it? Can you keep the lines straight in your household, and how much work do you have to do? Can you think of a better way to employ edge and alignment in this shot?