Monday, June 8, 2009

Intrusive Elements

Sometimes there are elements in the landcsape you can't avoid, and they can be the kiss of death for a great photo -- rubbish bins, for instance. Here a street light gets in the way of this 'monolithic' shot of the Optus Communications building on South Terrace, Adelaide, taken in January 2009. I tried moving around but then other lights intruded into the frame also. I even took a frame incorporating traffic lights as a complimentary symmetry. But this is a perfectly framed image of the tower in dusk light, with wonderful colour gradients and vanishing point symmetry, which perfectly demonstrates how an intrusive compositional element can get in the way of a shot being rated first class. Sharpness was the only enhancement. Fuji FinePix S6500, automatic. Image by Mike.

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