Dark figure on a light background.

Posted: February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Not entirely sure if this comes under the status of “figure” but saw this and thought of a dark figure against a light background. I’ll seek clarification on “figure” but even so I just loved the angles, lines and shape the pylon offered from this position. Lifeless grey, but bright, sky helped on this occasion too.

Odd how such a representation of everyday life potentially covered an image.


For the technical geeks it is 50mm, f/2.8, 1/80th sec and iso 100

Edit – 3/2/14

Had a quick dig about today regarding the definition of figure and this pylon does indeed come under the definition. I will therefore use this image as part of the light/dark figure challenge. Encouraged as we are to find ideas “out of the box” I think this qualifies nicely.

Quote from the Oxford Dictionary (British & World English)

“A shape which is defined by one or more lines in two dimensions (such as a circle or a triangle), or one or more surfaces in three dimensions (such as a sphere or a cuboid), either considered mathematically in geometry or used as a decorative design: a red ground with white and blue geometrical figures”



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