This weeks design blitz was another fun photography project. It was a little difficult because I didn’t venture out too much (one of my dogs had surgery this week), but I think I got some good pictures. This week I visited a battlefield that is located in Spotsylvania Courthouse and I visited Downtown Fredericksburg, and those are the two locations I took my photos at (I will share some sites for anyone that’s interested in more information!).
The first photo I will be sharing with you I will be categorizing under color. This mural is amazing. This picture was taken in Downtown Fredericksburg I happened to stumble across is when I decided to take a different side street than usual in Downtown Fredericksburg to get back to my car. This mural is of a man painting. The way the colors are not only vibrantly painted but the way they are depicted in all aspects of this mural are beautiful. The first thing that caught my eye when I stumbled across this mural was the paint in the mans hands. The artist of this mural made everything look realistic as of it was a snapshot of someone painting. I’m unsure if there were any meaning being this mural or if the artist was just inspired but it’s now my favorite mural in Downtown Fredericksburg! Let me know in the comments below if you know anything about it!
The second photo I will be sharing with you I will be categorizing under minimalism. This photo was taking at a battlefield in Spotsylvania Courthouse. At first I was unsure if I wanted to use this picture for the minimalism element but after staring at it for quite a bit I decided I would. I think what makes this photo minimal is there is a simplicity to it. The monument truly stands out and the way the light shines across is gives is a serene feeling.
The third photo I will be sharing with you I will be categorizing under rhythm. This little bridge is located at a battlefield in Spotsylvania Courthouse. I believe this photo works because there is a rhythm in the consistency of the pattern of the bridge itself. It fits well within the landscape. Something I find interesting with this bridge, is that the design of the bridge alone shows the unevenness of the landscape. If you look closely the bridge is supported by rocks on either side, on the left side there are 3 and on the right side there is only 1, just something interesting to look at.
The fourth photo I will be sharing with you I will be categorizing under typography. I stumbled across this sign in Downtown Fredericksburg. I’m not sure of the business it’s apart of, but the sign really stood out to me. A lot of shops in downtown areas tend to use flat signs either for their business or welcome signs, so it was nice to see a welcome sign that had dimension to it. I also really liked the font that was chosen for this sign, rather then just using a bland font, a fun font was used to give the place a fun and welcoming atmosphere.
Below I will share links to the places I took photos at this week!
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/spotsylvania-court-house (link won’t embed, so here’s the link!)