Concentrate on shapes

As promised I have started to look at old posts of Iceland taken last year and posted in the early days of my blog.

Hopefully new followers will enjoy looking at them as and when they come up.

This shot in southern Iceland was taken from the main arterial road around the island near a town called Jokulsa.

What I enjoy about this picture is the leading line from the bottom left and the very purposeful tiny area of black that joins the foreground and background on the right hand side. I did wonder about cropping the right hand side so the foreground and background were separated by the line of water.  What do you think?

As with a lot of the Iceland pictures I did I have chosen to concentrate on shape at the expense of texture. In the past I have done lots to prints with dark shadow detail so this style is a bit of a new direction.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2012

6 responses to Concentrate on shapes

  1. gamaraca says:

    I see why you would want to crop Andy, in this case the lines would really predominate!


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Gabby yes you have got the idea, everything is about making the picture work for the viewer and removing distractions. Thanks for commenting. Andy


  2. LensScaper says:

    Firstly, thanks for listening and showing us some of the older images from Iceland. I’m sure you are absolutely right in leaving that small black area at the rt edge on the frame. It allows the eye to follow the composition along the shoreline diagonally, turn the corner, and then travel back horizontally leftwards along the horizon. If that small detail is removed then the image becomes ‘detached’ into two halves. It’s a small detail but it’s crucial to the success of this image. It looks great enlarged, Andy


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