A place to think about composition in photography

seascape

Sand Fence

Someone placed this shell on one of the sand fence posts on a beach in Norfolk, UK.

The texture of the posts caught my eye and I used a wide aperture to put the background out of focus.

You’ll also note that there is no horizon line in this landscape photograph.


three sand fence posts

I was told a long time ago that odd numbers, particularly things in threes and fives work well in compositions.  I have no proof of this, it is a purely subjective statement but I’d be intersted to know what you think.  Please do leave a comment if you know.

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Waves

This has a feeling of calm about that I find deeply satisfying.

Waves have been breaking on the seashore long before You and I were around.

They will be doing the same long after we are gone.  Some might find that thought troubling, however I find a sense of peace in that realisation.

Waves

Waves

Another painterly quality picture, the breaking waves have the feeling of brushstrokes about them.  I do a bit of oil painting as well and I’ll try to get this effect in my next attempt.