ARCHIVE 167 – EAST MARA CLOUDSCAPE
August 4, 2015 8 Comments
If such a photo can have a subject within it (i.e. as opposed to the subject being the whole skyscape), I think that here its the large cloud at top right, which is well defined against the very dark sky, and which is at a compositional strong point – the intersection of the upper and left hand thirds.
Also notice the effect of the polariser, which has more clearly defined the whole scene and which, in particular, has turned the sky at upper right almost black.
OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko and polarising filter; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO.
UPDATE: the mention of “thirds” refers to the Rule Of Thirds, which is an aspect of image composition – Google “rule of thirds definition” for further info. This rule is useful but, like all such “rules”, it should not be used every time, or your images will start to lose their spark and originality, they will become too predictable. Instead, when creating images, be a rule-breaker, go with what your heart and your gut feelings tell you, and be ……. YOU!!!