9 thoughts on “Alyssa Rawski”

  1. It is interesting to consider what a playground is like in the winter, especially because it feels so empty. I think the first image with the slide is well composed and the blue is so striking against the white snow. I think the one with the horse could be made stronger if the building in the back left was cropped out.

  2. I really really enjoy the varieties of angels you have in all of these photographs. The colors and the lack of people add onto the vibe winter has but the colors are perfectly vivid and bright almost allowing the photographs to be not as sad. The picture of the slide is my favorite not only because of its composition but the subject itself is very familiar and nostalgic. Great job (:

  3. These photos portray a feeling of emptiness to me because playgrounds are relatively desolate during the wintertime. Capturing the playground in this mood is very different from the normal photos of playgrounds. I enjoy the picture of the slide very much because of the different perspective it offers.

  4. This is a really nice series of images. I particularly enjoy the second image the most. I think the large depth of field really adds a lot to this image as the detail in the fence and trees can be seen. I really think the composition in this image is very strong as the subject of the photo (the horse thing) is placed near the rule of thirds lines. I love how empty this picture feels, which echos how playgrounds actually are in the middle of winter.

  5. I really like the work you are presenting in the images. They have an amazing composition and field of depth. In the slide one, it makes me feel that I am the person standing above the structure about to go down to the ground. It is very interesting how I am getting a mixture of feelings at the same time, that normally are not felt together. On one side there is the memories of childhood of me playing on the playground (happiness, excitement, nostalgia). On the other side there is the aspect of void and emptiness in the pictures, bringing sentiments of loneliness, abandonment, and sadness.

  6. The variety of different perspectives in these images really stood out to me and made me nostalgic for the days I’d go to the park in the wintertime. The curve of the slide from the view at the top brings out the childlike exhilaration that comes with gliding down a slide. The narrow range of colors really adds to the lonely, isolated feeling of these images as well, and I like that the perspectives chosen (the top of a slide, an empty playground, a single plant poking through the snow, and from outside a basketball court) contribute to the aura of wandering and longing.

  7. I love the perspective in all of these images, it gives a new way of looking at a familiar sight. I think the second picture needs to be cropped because the house in the background is distracting. I feel the same about the fence along the bottom of the last picture. I like the color in the first photo, but I wish the orange of the basketball hoop in the second picture stood out a little more. Overall, however, I think these photos are very well composed.

  8. I enjoyed how you capture the stillness of winter in your images. And the bit hint of blue and red is just right and make your images even more appealing. I think you explored multiple perspectives and well documented some subtle moments that are often ignored by people. You also utilized various ways to compose your image. For example, you used techniques such as symmetrical compositions and also the rule of the third. You did a really good job!

  9. I appreciate the examination of a space through the differing points of view and perspective. Looking through all of these gives me the impression that you lived in this space in order to find these photographs within it.

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