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Nearly all the city plans have human figures in the foreground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This piece of decor adds foreground detail to the view over the garden square. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To get a good multilayered shot you need to consider the background, middle ground and foreground. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I also suggested two small figures in the foreground to give scale. Crawshaw's Watercolour Studio (1993)Previously the drama and detail of the foreground had carried almost the full weight of an artist's intention. Umbria - the green heart of Italy (1989)The foreground in such pictures is close and the stretching towards the edges and corners has the effect of seemingly wrapping the image around the viewer. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Political unrest has been in the team's background and foreground these past few weeks and that is likely only to destabilise. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For the most part this works but sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between foreground and background, especially when zoomed out. The Sun (2014)How much else appears sharp - in the foreground and the background - depends on the depth of field. Photographers Handbook (1993)This can be done from any direction, but the most common way that it is used is facing sunlight, to show detail in foreground shadows. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)
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British English: foreground /ˈfɔːˌɡraʊnd/ NOUN
The foreground of a picture is the part that seems nearest to you.
...the woman in the foreground.
- American English: foreground
- Arabic: أَمَاميّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: primeiro plano
- Chinese: 前景
- Croatian: istaknutno mjesto
- Czech: popředí
- Danish: forgrund
- Dutch: voorgrond
- European Spanish: primer plano
- Finnish: etuala
- French: premier plan
- German: Vordergrund
- Greek: προσκήνιο
- Italian: in primo piano
- Japanese: 前景
- Korean: 전경
- Norwegian: forgrunn
- Polish: pierwszy plan
- European Portuguese: primeiro plano
- Romanian: prim-plan
- Russian: авансцена
- Latin American Spanish: primer plano
- Swedish: förgrund
- Thai: ทัศนียภาพที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด
- Turkish: ön plan
- Ukrainian: передній план
- Vietnamese: cận cảnh
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