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.

Also visit my photostream on Flickr


12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

  1. 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.

  2. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast « 3rdculturechildren

  3. Pingback: WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Contrast – woven decor

  4. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast « Ruth E Hendricks Photography

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s