A place to think about composition in photography

Ghost at the Tate Modern

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Translucent glass at night makes for some attention grabbing photographs.  This one was taken with my iPhone outside the Tate Modern in London.  I’d been in to get my fix of the Rothko paintings, I find them deeply calming and never tire of them.  When I came out it was dark and as I walked down the side of the building this window caught my eye.  People occasionally walked past on the other side. There was something other worldly about the way the figures moved on the other side of the frosted glass.  As for the composition, I pondered whether to remove the vertical lines, and dark square shape at the bottom right.  I decided to leave them in as they connect and frame the main elements of the picture.  Namely the warm light, the figure the light rectangle in the background and dark black square in the foreground.  There is a slightly sinister touch of mystery that I find appealing about this picture.  Hope you like it too.

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