Ken's Vocabulary Design Blog

Here for the First Week's words Symbol and Collage, I created a collage of some of my recent travels.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Asymmetrical Balance

This week I found two pictures we took that describe Asymmetrical Balance.
The definition of which is: Balance achieved with dissimilar objects that have equal visual weight or equal eye attraction:

Above, Moulton Barn, in Grand Teton National Park. We took this picture in 2004.
I think the Mountains and the Barn share equal eye attraction.
This is a picture of me feeding wild burros, living in Oatman, AZ (on Route 66). They are descendants of burros used by the silver miners, when the silver was gone, the burros were left to fend on their own several decades ago, they were recently protected by a Federal Law. They seem to know this and have full run of the town. The store keepers can't harm them, or even touch them. In order to coerce them back outside their store they will squirt them with a little water from spray bottles. They also sell carrots for $1 a bag to photo hungry tourists. This shot was taken in 2006.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Focal Point

The next term is Focal Point - where emphasis on a certain object draws attention to the piece.

Here a Deer decided to peer into our house, the afternoon sun enhanced the focal point and made her stand out even more.

Scale and Proportion

This week the words are Scale and Proportion, I always thought the Taj Mahal was one of the most beautiful sites in the whole world. It's so perfectly layed out and most symmetrical. But its Scale is not obvious until you put something in the picture with it, here Lady Di sat apparently when she had determined life with Chuck was not going to be a fairy tale. This photo was found on the website.