Composition

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jan 08 2017

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Category: New Zealand, Oceania

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Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:17.2mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:DSC-R1

Every photo is, of course, a composition, marked by the choice of what to include within the four sides of the picture and what to leave out. Light and colour also come into play. The photographer may or may not be fully aware of these factors, but they do play their part.

Here it was the subtle colour nuances of the rock face and the tree branches in front that made me take the picture. And also the way the branches were cutting through the frame.

Looking at the photo afterwards I was in doubt about the few small green leaves catching the sunlight at the upper left: leave them in as a contrasting little note, or cut them off by cropping the photo? Cutting them off would result in a slightly more ‘severe’, more abstract composition. While leaving them in – as I have done here – gives rise to another reading of the image: the tree branches bend towards the left in search of light and life, judging from the tiny patch of green leaves on one of them.
Make your choice.

Photo of the week: near Diamond Lake, above Lake Wanaka, New Zealand 2013

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