Simply put: Your post should have three separate images that are somehow related. (Another option is splitting one photo into three parts.)–Ann Christine, LAPC #201
This week, Ann-Christine invites us to explore a different type of visual storytelling with 3 images or a triptych. The aim is to group together 3 images that are organized around a single subject or concept.
I decided to group images around a visit to the Villa Bardini in April when the wisteria were in full bloom. You may remember that I love the sight and smell of this beautiful purple flower, native to several Asian countries, as well as Canada and the United States. It was introduced later to Europe, and it flowers there in early spring.
We visited the villa at the end of April and shot dozens of images. My aim was to select and arrange the photos to show the steep climb up to the villa, standing under the magnificent arbor, and then finally getting close enough to the wisteria to enjoy its wonderful scent.
For my final image of the visit, I accepted Ann-Christine’s invitation– to split one image into 3 sections–which gave me something new to learn in Photoshop. After watching a few videos, I ended up with the following image of the view of the Florence skyline on the terrace of the villa. Can you imagine waking up to this vista every morning?
Now that I’ve figured out how to split an image, I’m going to keep experimenting with this technique. I can see its potential to draw our eyes into the picture, focus on each section and then “reassemble” the 3 pieces into one complete image. Let me know if you think your eyes linger longer on the image for this reason. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Last week, Amy gave us a wonderful reminder to appreciate and celebrate the little things in life. I think all of us will agree this theme came at a perfect time- when many of us are struggling to find some joy.
Next week, Sofia takes the lead. Be sure to visit Photographias next Saturday at noon to explore Minimalism/Maximalism–Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More Is More? Until then, I hope you have a wonderful and inspiring week. Take care, everyone!