With this post, I decided to demonstrate the power of the angular viewpoint.
An initial lesson which always stuck in my mind was to remove yourself from the normal plane of standing. Combining a low or high perspective combined with radical angle can dramatically influence your image.
I have always sought a dynamic perspective to many of my images. It’s an ongoing challenge. Many times architectural elements can dictate the vision.
But here on the farm, the barn and other buildings form a wonderful geometric pattern that help isolate the body.
I also felt it was important to see the variation of reaction with both color and monochrome. Color always seems so immediate, carrying a sense of present tense. While black and white give a feeling of timelessness.
It’s terrific to have that option available for an artist to determine at a later time.
Please take your time and look at both versions independently. See which peaks your sensibilities the most.
Many times I find it difficult to decide, especially since I tend to maintain a neutral palette even with color. No doubt there is benefit to each.