ARCHIVE 277 – SHADOW OF A FOOTBRIDGE
February 23, 2017 13 Comments
The ground here is a dark tarmac path that runs below the bridge.
Lynn Wohlers (bluebrightly.wordpress.com) recently mentioned tension in photos to me, and maybe there’s some here. I find my eyes being attracted up to the bright leaf, but then being drawn back down along the various lines towards lower right – only to be attracted back up to the leaf once more.
Technique: Canon G11 PowerShot at 28mm (equivalent); 200 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.
UPDATE: I continue to consider tension in images, although it seems to be something discovered during post-processing – gut instincts probably take over at point of capture. Technique here? Well, cropping to fill the frame completely with the bridge’s shadow and that single, very contrasting leaf – cropping to exclude everything extraneous to the picture, which is something to think about in all pictures. To be sure, some pictures are meant to show scenes, surroundings and environments totally, and everything should be included in the frame in such cases. But other pictures look at something (or things) specific, and in those cases some degree of cropping at or after capture – so easy now in digital – is the thing. I continue, very much, to be a fan of Lynn’s images, words and outlook.