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-- 27 May, 2006 --

Cafe latte (& EDM Challenge 69)

Cafe latte
Originally uploaded by Robynls.
A tutorial on the Wet Canvas site presented the idea of using a drawing surface with an aspect ratio of 1:4 or 1:5 instead of the usual 3:4 ratio of the human field of vision.

In the tutorial, the student is advised to create a view finder of the new ratio to help with seeing the section of a view that should fit into the frame. Of course, with all of the other junk I have to carry about on an outing with The Poet, the view finder was the last thing that I would remember to bring.

No problems! Draw a frame on the page, mark the centre point and then just line it all up. It results in a different and interesting change from the usual.

I didn't drink cafe latte on this visit to The Loft Cafe. I had a coffee smoothie, which was really quite nice. I think that I might have to go back and have another one - just to make sure.

-- It seems that I inadvertently managed to meet the EDM Challenge #69 with this sketch too --

Posted by robynls at May 27, 2006 6:47 PM

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You sound like Pooh with the honey jar!


Posted by: Maggie at May 27, 2006 8:19 PM

What a unique idea!

Posted by: Bonnie at May 29, 2006 7:42 AM

Interesting perspective.

Posted by: Sioux at May 30, 2006 4:03 AM

Interesting....did u find it hard to focus on that area?

Posted by: Anastasia at May 30, 2006 5:08 PM

This make for a really interesting compostion! Love the way you chose to crop. I have to try this.

Posted by: lindsay at June 1, 2006 12:40 AM

I like the way you chose to crop your image, too. Very nice.

Posted by: Jan at June 1, 2006 4:41 PM

It looks good. I saw that exercise, but was too lazy to do it. It makes sense not to have to rely on a physical view finder. My husband takes photographs like this -- he even zooms in more closely, making abstracts out of the most ordinary things. Maybe someday I'll learn to see that way...

Posted by: Nancy at June 1, 2006 4:57 PM

This is very stylish, and beautifully done. It has a look of a Rennie Macintosh design to it.

Posted by: carole at June 2, 2006 7:24 AM

hi robyn, i agree this piece says 'style' very nice too. i want a coffee smoothie now!! see ya, clare.

Posted by: clare at June 2, 2006 4:26 PM

yes, better to be safe than sorry - have another!

Posted by: melissa w at June 3, 2006 12:27 AM

archy it i, and i like you

Posted by: spo at August 7, 2006 9:17 PM