A place to think about composition in photography

Mixed verticals and strong lead in lines

See what you make of this one.

Trees

Trees

The first thing you notice is the shape of the trees emphasised by the repeating pattern

Then the strong lead in lines capture the eye.

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4 responses

  1. Just come across this picture again, and found myself doing what I did the first time I saw it, which is to tilt my head to the right and look at the picture in portrait format. It’s the twigs and leaves on the decking that unconsciously needed me to make sense of what I was seeing to a greater extent than I was willing to accept the prompt, and notice the pattern of the trees.

    An intriguing picture!

    Thanks, Adrian.

    April 26, 2011 at 8:48 am

    • Hi Alastair,

      I’m glad the picture captured your attention. I’m planning to do more of these and make them less obvious.

      Adrian

      April 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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    August 25, 2011 at 9:15 am

    • Thank you very mcuj Shobhana you are very kind.

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