Stacy Engelbrecht catches a shot of the Lingle/Ft. Laramie football team at the September 28 homecoming game.
This picture I took at my little brother’s homecoming football game in Lingle Wyoming.
To me, this photo is an example of viewpoint. The opposing team, the Cokeville Panthers, are in the background but the eye is drawn to this woman who is shooting a photo of our home team. I thought it was interesting because everyone’s eyes were on our team as they were announcing the starting line up but I was able to capture this photo of Stacy.
Another creative device that could be used in this photo would be symmetry and patterns. The Cokeville team is completely uniformed the same and Stacy really stands out of the group.
Lingle/Ft. Laramie high school football team
This picture was also taken at my little brother’s football game. This is the team line up during the Pledge of Allegiance. I thought this photo was interesting because it demonstrates the symmetry and patterns creative device. The players are lined up all wearing the exact same uniform so it shows a definite patterned photo. This photo to me is aesthetically pleasing because not only does the green grass and lighting really make the uniforms stand out, but it is obvious that the Pledge of Allegiance is being sang which is very honoring. Another creative device could be “leading lines”. The team is in a straight line and from our angle, it is a line of players that you don’t know where it ends.
Lingle Cop sneaks a peek at a baby during the Lingle game on Saturday
This photo I really love. Also while at the Lingle football game I spotted the town cop looking in at this baby. I was far away so I grabbed my mom’s really fancy camera where I was able to zoom in really far and get an extremely clear photo. This photo has the creative device of rule of thirds. The main focus of the picture is not completely centered but it is the center of the attention. You can get a good idea that the picture is taken at some kind of event because you can see the bleachers in the background but at the same time it doesn’t matter where it is taken because the eye is drawn to the cop and the baby carriage. This is aesthetically pleasing because it makes me think that the cop is protecting the child. That she is watching over making sure nothing happens to the baby. I think that other creative devices that are displayed in this photo are “viewpoint” because the cop and the baby carriage is in complete focus. There are other things in the background but really aren’t that noticeable because the cop really stands out.
Hageman Ranch at sunset
This photo I took at my family ranch outside of Ft. Laramie Wyoming. I took it with my phone so it’s not extremely good quality but you can still get the idea that the creative device displayed in this photo is contrast. There is a huge contrast between the tractor, some of the road and the sunset. The sunset is the main idea of the photo and it stands out even more because of the dark contrast with the rest of the photo. This photo to me is aesthetically pleasing because in my opinion, there is nothing prettier than a sunset. Especially one that has such beautiful colors. It is also meaningful to me because I took this on my ranch as I was headed home and luckily had my phone with me to capture this beautiful sunset. Another creative device that is portrayed in this photo I could argue would be color. The color in this photo is very bright and really catches the eye.
Harney Streets long line of beautiful fall trees.
This photo was taken by my apartment here in Laramie. The creative device in this photo is “leading lines”. The trees are in a straight line and so is the street and the sidewalk on the side. It is leading the eye to the end of the row, but you physically can’t see where the end of the tree line is. It could be miles but you can’t tell. It is aesthetically pleasing because the fall leaves have a really pretty color and the sun going down in between the trees gives the photo an interesting look.
The thing that surprised me the most about this assignment was how hard it is to get pictures that have a creative device. I have always taken pictures just for my own pleasure, but I love having them posed pictures of my friends and family and I. Trying to find creative devices and looking at something in a completely different way, without being able to pose something was really challenging. I think what I could of done differently was spend a lot more time getting a variety of photos, I took A LOT of photos but none of them were appealing to me and that fit into any of the creative devices. I think I would also really look for the specific devices, I just took photos. This was a fun assignment though, I never really thought so deeply about the photos that I shot.