Appreciating Artworks from the Exhibit, "For a Higher Truth: A Photographic Tale of Falun Dafa's Principled Resistance" (Part 15)


PureInsight | August 1, 2005

[] The two lines of Falun Gong practitioners in meditation resemble a sheet music of golden bars and red notes. The silent music the practitioners compose runs as deep as the water that encircles the city. These Falun Gong practitioners also form a ribbon that links different worlds together

The fact that this photograph is capable of giving the viewers such a visual feast illustrates the ethereal and inspiring atmosphere of Falun Gong's sitting meditation practice.

The composition of the photograph is a deciding factor in making this a successful photograph. Because of the composition and the vivid colors, this photograph impresses upon the audience with three-dimensional depth and simplicity.

The photo contains six lines, which give the viewers the feeling of depth:

1. A line of skyscrapers.
2. A linear course of the river.
3. A line of the street lamps.
4. A line of fencing.
5. Two curves of Falun Gong practitioners.
6. A curve of gray sidewalk.

All the lines and curves originate from left and they all point to or focus on the right upper corner. This gives the audience a feeling of three dimensions or depth. There are many ways to present depth in a photograph. This is one of the techniques.

Next let's admire the simplicity of this photograph:

The photograph is made of a few simple lines and curves. They are very smooth and simple. In terms of the choice of colors, there are only two color blocks, gray and yellow. The color palette is also conducive to a neat and simple feeling.

This photograph was taken in natural light, which renders a soft feeling.

Simplicity creates a peaceful feeling. It is an elevated feeling that gives the audience a lot of room for imagination.

This may seem like an ordinary photograph at the first glance, but there are a lot of techniques involved in its making. For the trained eye, it is an excellent work of art!

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