The strong verticals in this photograph neatly divide it in thirds. To be honest about it, I didn’t see this when I took the picture. It was the figure in the foreground that mattered,
Standing by a slow flowing river, feeling the quiet of the day. A moment of being with what is.
Thinking about different ways to express it. Seems that looking at the edges of it works best.
Talk about pushing the vertical format. The scale of this little figure hunched against the side of this big building made this composition for me. This image was taken across the street with a telephoto lens inside my car making it easy to compose it without disturbing the subject. He never looked up once.
Attention, reflection and calm are all reflected in this lady’s face. Once again my little Ricoh GR camera captures a personal moment in someone’s life. Over and over you’ll here street photographers say that the camera doesn’t matter in their work. I beg to differ. The Ricoh is small, unobtrusive and very very capable. It helps me a LOT.
Black and white photographs of the right things can be SO damn powerful. This tree is an example. In color its shape was certainly arresting but, the green grass in front of it and the blue sky behind tended to diminish its absolutely lovely form. Removing those distractions just made the whole thing pop!
I’m really not too sure of this one. I like the woman’s pose a lot. It’s the other elements that I’m unsure of. There’s a bunch of squares and rectangles above her in the background. I’m thinking if it was just her and the table things would be better. If I knew how to use photoshop I’d take some of that background noise…