ARCHIVE 121 – LOOKING AT COMPOSITION: SEEDING GRASS

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Seeding grass in our Bristol garden; 25 June 2013.

For those looking at composition, my eye tends to start appraising the image from the left, and is initially caught by the in focus subject of the shot, which is set against a somewhat darker background.  (See this post for information on the way our eyes scan images)

On looking right, my eye finds this subject mirrored by the similarly orientated but out of focus stems further back, which are set against, and which tend to blend into, a rather paler backdrop.  These diffuse stems give the shot depth.

The out of focus seeding grass on the right could almost be a reflection of the in focus seeding grass on the left.  This is an example of repeating patterns, the repetition of a pattern across an image.  Our eyes often find such repetition attractive.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to ARCHIVE 121 – LOOKING AT COMPOSITION: SEEDING GRASS

  1. Sallyann says:

    Pretty. 🙂 I like the “mirrored” background too. 🙂

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  2. LensScaper says:

    You are absolutely right in your critique, Adrian. I like that out of focus echo – without the shot would lose most of its atmosphere

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  3. Lovely image Adrian – I enjoyed reading your tidbit about composition as well!

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  4. paula graham says:

    So delicately and sensitively photographed. Charming.

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