Day 7 of notans

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Notan sketches of trees next to a field

With this set of notan sketches, I noticed that on the very straight-forward horizontal orientations it’s been more difficult to avoid an evenly-split dark and light pattern. It seems to be a function of big areas of trees (dark) next to sky and sunlit ground (light) and the way I’m framing the scenes while photographing them. When I change the orientation or crop in, it automatically changes that balance. This was an interesting thing to note and should help me when selecting scenes.

I also really like how this project is helping me see shapes more than subject matter. I believe being more aware of that will improve my compositions.


Focused practice project parameters: complete 100 landscape notans. 3 minutes per notan, 5 notans per session, 20 sessions to reach 100.