A place to think about composition in photography

Posts tagged “night

Ghosts on the beach

Elements of mystery again, you may need to step back from the screen a little and view this one from a distance and see if that helps your eyes make sense of the image.

Ghosts on the beach

Ghosts on the beach

I’m having fun exploring less traditional approaches to photographs.

This one is a straight shot apart from minor adjustments to the colour in Photoshop.

I like the mystery in these images, if you want to know more then contact me I’ll happily tell you all the technical details.

This photograph has a presence for me. It made me stop, look and held my attention.  That’s why I select these picture for the blog.  It is an instinctive process, sometimes I know instantly as I’m taking them.  Other times there is a slow burn and I rediscover them after a break.

This is one of those slow burn pictures. I like it very much and hope you do too.


Composing with the Golden Section

This picture has two main compositional elements, see if you agree with me:

galaxy2

Galaxy 2

There is the lead-in of the bright points of light from the left and the centre of the spectrum hub is placed on a vertical golden section.

I had considered cropping the image to make the centre of the hub sit on the intersection of vertical and horizontal thirds but in this case it did not work as well so I left it like this which for me is far more satisfying


Composing without the Golden Section (2)

This photograph does not follow many of the conventional rules.  It is asymmetric and not composed with the golden section.

Galaxy1

Galaxy 1

It works for me though. The colours make this picture and the starburst highlights make it look like a picture that NASA’s hubble telescope might have taken.

It is more earthly, but quite what is difficult to tell.  this underlying mystery holds the attention after the bright colours have done their work.