A perspective journey through the natural world - Noah Sturdevant

This gallery includes photographs of various perspectives throughout forest, mountain, desert, and water landscapes. We will be viewing nature through perspective, both natural and forced. From flowers and forests, to the desert landscapes of Rome, we will journey to different locations to see how perspective creates our perception of the world. 


In this piece we see a top down photo of flowers, with the ground becoming the vanishing point. This piece presents us with an example of multiple point perspective. By taking a top down photo of these flowers, the artist is able to show multiple point perspective in which our eyes are drawn to several vanishing points in the center of the piece. This causes the perception that the flower is much taller than it may actually be, and adds depth and dimension to the piece.
This photo shows us the close up of a single tree among a forest of trees. This piece is an example of linear and atmospheric perception. The angle at which the photo is taken utilizes the tree line as the line of convergence, causing the eye to be drawn back to the vanishing point. As the trees get further away, they become dense and more blurry in the background.
Here the artist has given us a wonderful photo of mountains, a lake, and the land leading up to the lake. This photo utilizes color perspective to give depth and dimension to the piece. The cooler colors in the mountains, sky, and lake give us the perception that those objects are much further away than the more defined areas in the foreground with a warm color pallet.
This piece is a photo of Mount Egmont in New Zealand and is another example of atmospheric perspective. The trees and land in the foreground display the darkest darks and the clearest lines of the photo, while the background is less visible in the background. The use of perspective in this piece adds depth, space and scale to the photo.
Here we see a photo of two children bathing in a pond in the foreground. In this piece we see an example of atmospheric perspective. This means that the objects in the foreground show the darkest darks and lightest lights of the piece, while those fade as we go into the background. In photography this is caused by the density of the air in the background being visible from a distance and washes the lights and darks out as they get further away.
In this photo taken in Chalma, Mexico, we see a mountain partially covered by clouds in the background, with wet ground in the foreground. This piece displays atmospheric and color perspective through shadow. The contrast of the darker clouds to the left begin to disappear as they go further to the right, closer to the black mountain. The reflections of the mountain and poles create depth and dimension which causes our eyes to be drawn to the background.
Here we see a man walking down a long road lined with trees. We see two types of perspective in this photo, linear and atmospheric. The road and the tree line set up our vanishing point and lines of convergence which cause the photo to have depth, and the road to seem endless. Atmospheric perspective creates more depth by making the background fade out in comparison to the foreground.
In this photo we see 2 apricot trees in bloom, with a stump from an older dead tree in the middle. In this photo our foreground focus is on the two trees, with the left and right sides of the photo fading into the horizon. This shows use of linear perspective., as this adds depth and dimension to the photo, by causing the road to vanish into the distance.
This photo of Cape Horn gives us another example of atmospheric and linear perspective. The top of the cliff gives us a line of convergence as it disappears into the horizon which causes the initial depth and dimension of the piece. While the contrast of lights and darks between the foreground and background creates an increased sense of depth and dimension..
In this photograph taken of a tree growing from a rocky mountain in Rome, we see a type of color perspective. The dark blacks represent the warmer colors in the foreground, while the sky presents us with cooler lighter grays and whites to add depth and dimension. While the foreground is black, the contrast against the lighter sky creates a sense of endlessness in the background.
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