The reason I chose this photo as my final 5 is because I liked the idea of the past and the present being connected through the same color. The red wooden door symbolizes the past of China, young man on his phone represent the present. Although the man is passing by the door without looking or facing the door, they are somehow connected through the color red. Furthermore, red is a color symbolizing China. I waited until the man comes near the door. When I took this photo, it was a series. It was difficult to choose from the series of photos. If I can retake the photo, I want to try a different angle, such as standing right in front of the door, since different angle might present the theme more clearly.
I chose this photo as my final 5 because the composition and the silver umbrella was interesting. I like how different vertical lines (trees, the light and the woman) work together, combining with the horizontal line at the background. Also, the biggest shape, umbrella, is the only circle in the frame. The color of the umbrella, reflecting the sunshine also draws audience’s attention, contrasting with the green of the trees.
Man on a scooter
I chose this photo as my final because of the color scheme of the whole picture and composition. Overall the tone is very monotonic and black and white, and most of the colors have very low chroma, sketching dark and simple atmosphere. The vertical image (the man and the buildings) and straight lines (yellow road line) gives an idea of organized laws and order. It gives an idea of developed city life, accompanying with the electric scooter. Also the man’s facial expression adds on to the monotone style.
I chose this picture because I liked the framing style, the depth of the background and the color of the blankets. The paper with Chinese characters, the door and the blankets all contributes to the rectangular composition. The depth is very clear, since it has object in foreground, middleground and background. the color of the blankets are very clear, and the pattern of the sunlight effectively gives highlights on the foreground. The traditional style of architecture, Chineses characters and blankets reveal the setting and the theme, China past present and future.
Two women with hats
I like this picture because it clearly represent various generations combining together. Two old women are in a traditional tourist spot; however, they also have bright color of clothing and hats. The old houses at the back are also decorated with modern signboards. This shows how the past and the present, old and young atmosphere combined together. It contains vertical image, but is combined with other shapes such as horizontal lines (the rock fence), round shape (hats) and diagonal lines (trees).