Thursday, February 25, 2010
A little study in contrast and composition involving visual weight and placement.
I was wrapping up my post-snowfall shooting on Monday and heading back to my car when I glanced to my right and saw the park bench in the distance. I kept walking but then my brain made me stop. Apparently it finally finished processing the visual info it just received and formed a picture in my mind.
I walked back to the spot where I first noticed the bench, quickly framed the shot and fired off a couple of captures, then headed back to my car. My brain made me stop again. This time it reminded me that my aperture was only f5.6 and that it would not be enough to keep both the tree trunk and bench in focus. Argh.
Back to the spot again. Set aperture to f/11. Framed and shot two more frames.
Sometimes I wish my brain were just a little quicker.
Photograph © 2010 James Jordan.