Thursday, February 16, 2017
A Balancing Act
One aspect of making a successful image is balance. Balancing the elements is not difficult but it can take a little thought. Balance is not necessarily symmetry. An asymmetrical image, like this one, can have good balance depending on the composition.
All the details in the window and the surrounding stonework are balanced by the large off-white blank wall. I deliberately off-set the window far to the right so that the blank wall would balance all the details.
Also notice that the empty space at the top is about the same size as the area of stones below the window.
There were several different ways to compose this image, including centering the window. But that would have been a less exciting image in my opinion.
1/100 sec. at f/8, ISO 1600. Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens set at 98mm on Canon 7D Mark II body. Handheld.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "What I dream of is an art of balance." --Henri Matisse