Exercise: Real and implied triangles

An exercise as part of the chapter on shapes. Here we were looking at triangles, both of the actual variety and the implied.

The first two examples here are ‘real’ triangles. The first shot was taken on Coombe Hill near Wendover. Using partly perspective but also the shape of the construction, this forms a triangle.

ISO 400, f9, 1/60sec, 15mm

This second shot was taken looking up through a car park staircase, the centre cut-out being a triangle.

ISO 1600, f9, 1/40sec, 15mm

Next it was the turn of implied triangles, here three faces (thanks Annie, Immy and Rosie) make an implied triangle by connecting the focal points of the three faces.

ISO 400, f4.5, 1/100 sec, 35mm

The last two images show a ‘still life’ arrangement (of the contents of our fridge fruit/veg drawer) arranged first to imply a triangle with apex at the top…

ISO 1600, f4.5, 1/20 sec, 28mm

and then inverted.

ISO 1600, f4, 1/20, 26mm

After this section of the course, I realised just how many triangles are out there, especially of the implied type. They are actually seem more prevalent than circles or rectangles. Interesting.

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