Walkers with dominance, balance and …

Please look at the picture full size on a grey background.

An early evening stroll in Biarritz, south-west France.

Infrared Capture with usual wide-angle lens.

I did do a crop with the guy on the left, left out (below) but in the end felt that he needed to be there for balance and tension.

As I have said before for me, pictures work best when there are elements of dominance, balance and tension.

Tension can be provided when the eye is forced to look at or return to areas of brightness.

It’s funny that I had planned this post to be essentially about Negative Space ie the lack of highlights in the second picture on the left hand side.

On reflection these are two completely different pictures telling different stories, the second one being far more abstract and surreal.

A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS


7 responses to Walkers with dominance, balance and …

  1. bjornsphoto says:

    The first one, uncroped, is much better than the second. Great contrasts between the sky and the forground! Seems like one of those weatherdays with both heavy clouds and sun.


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Jack thanks for the kind comment. Quite often I darken the sky to bring control to the highlights and then adjust the brightness and contrast overall. Andy


  2. LensScaper says:

    I think the first image is the more successful of the two. It’s a little more coherent and compositionally better. But it hasn’t quite got quite the same level of drama in the sky as there is in the second image


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Andy how perceptive of you, I had trouble getting this sky as I wanted it. If and when I print this picture to go in to a talk I will have forgottten the sky in the other print. Andy


  3. andybeel says:

    Hi Lesley thanks for the kind comments. It’s Wednesday evening -is it raining in Cornwall as it is here? Andy


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