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Shifting Visuals, Revisited

r.graham.barrett's picture


I'm particularly fond of Haverford's Nature Trail, having spent the last couple of years regularly taking advantage of it for runs, visiting it for class, and walking it with my friends. Besides the conveniences it offers and its proximity, I've enjoy the Nature Trail largely for the changing views it provides as the year progresses during the varying seasons. This one shot of the nature trail (which Haverford wisely decided to use for advertising the trail) particularly captures this concept of the ever shifting visuals of the trail, since the pink blossoms are only on the tree for a relatively short amount of time (a couple of weeks at most). Since the blossoms are there for only a brief time, I would choose to foreground them because of their brief appearance and thereby I want to give them acknowledgement that would last longer than the blossoms in actuality do. To me the actual physical trail serves as the background here because its far more visually rewarding to notice the natural green of the leaves, or the pink of the blossoms rather than the boring gray of the trail, so the trail gets pushed back visually when looking at the image. The borders of the shot I feel would be everything 20 feet from the trail because its within this range that the majority of the trees and plant life that the trail prides itself in passing by exists. Due to the ever shifting visualization of the natural environment surrounding the trail, as the year progresses, I chose the spot I plan on revisiting as a a bench on a hill near the trail (relatively close to the location where the shot is taken, just out range from where the trail goes off camera in this picture) which overlooks the top Northwestern corner of the trail, so that I can have an excellent view of a large portion of the trail as the seasons affect the trail along with my view of it            


Feeling fondness with the Nature Trail, by means of running, visiting, and walking overtime passing by. Offering proximity and conveniences, existing enjoyment likewise coming from shifting seasonal happenings. In presenting advertising images, eventually resulting in the capturing of these conceptual visuals, by the blossoming pink flowers . Also reminding of short living existence. Resulting from short lifespan, appropriate foregrounding of flowers by extending existing beyond dying and normal acknowledging period. Trail serving and backgrounding here due to visually rewarding in noticing greening of leaves and blossoming pink. Opposing greying trail for being less stimulating and becoming backgrounding during looking. Bordering of shot placing 20 feet distancing from trail due to positioning the passing trees and plant life nearby for priding of the trail. Resulting from seasonal happenings in naturalizing surrounding location, choosing revisiting position as a bench atopping a hill overlooking the Trail. Bench nearing the image being capturing yet offcameraing from easy seeing. In choosing the spot, viewing the trail during the happening  and its affecting the trail and the progressing observing, becoming stronger.  



ekthorp's picture

WHat I really noticed when I

WHat I really noticed when I was reading your rheomode translation was the way I changed the pronunciation of words in my head. I found myself emphasizing the different syllables, especially in ing verbs and verbs that began with re-. It made me think about how we would prononce words if we all actually spoke in the rheomode.