Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Defining Moment

It would be a lot to say as a photographer that one image was a defining moment after-all our abilities and skills improve and evolve over time but I can confess one image did help me see new light as a photographer.

One of the most foundational and important compositional tools for photographers and artists is no doubt the "Rule of Thirds" and it's remarkable strength is reflected in “Heading out this Morning (into the sun)”

Heading out
this Morning
Heading out this Morning (into the sun)

Certainly the boat in the bottom left of the image was planned however the soaring bird in the top right third was a fortunate addition further strengthening the composition.

But while the composition is strong this photograph taught me because of the beauty and adventure at hand it was possible to extend photography beyond reality, beyond magic and onto imagination.

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