Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast


Contrast…probably my favorite topic so far…Of course one can interpret it in a number of ways;  it’s a difference between two poles, two opposites. Rich and poor, happy and sad, day and night… At least this is the way I use this word. However, this time I decided to go for the straightforward interpretation, the one that Wikipedia provides:

Contrast is the difference in luminance and/or colour that makes an object distinguishable.

So in a picture with few contrasts, colours flow into each other, objects are not clearly defined. The picture I chose for this week is the opposite. Note, how the building forms a sharp contrast with the sky and the sun is very clearly distinguishable from the rest. Here in Amsterdam, we can rarely see the sun this way. That day I was very happy to have my camera ready.

But without further ado, here my contribution to this weeks photo challenge. Enjoy.

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

  1. Great entry for this week’s challenge. Somehow the clouds look like a semi-vanished dragon to me. I like it!

  2. I think that I agree with your definition of “contrast”. I love the straight edged silhouette of the building against the flowing, curved free flowing clouds. The sun draws the eyes. I love everything about this photo.
    I’m thinking that I need to do a bit more “cloud” photography. No photo will be the same. Thanks for the inspiration.

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