Leaving things out

_MG_6918Photographic composition or designing a picture, is really as simple as deciding what to leave out of the frame preferably at the taking stage.

I will say it again “use it or lose it, when composing a picture”.

So here I choose to leave out the house roof tops in the background by not including them in the picture as it was taken.

In the processing I have chosen a letterbox aspect ratio for the picture of 6×17 to further remove elements that do not add to the message of the picture.

One of the many features of photographic composition is the use of “leading lines”. This shot was taken with the path leading from the right hand lower corner. Pictures flow easier from left to right, because most of us read from left to right, therefore the picture was flipped horizontally.

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

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014




2 responses to Leaving things out

  1. This is the biggest difference between photography and other forms of ‘art’ (if you include photography as ‘art’). In most other forms it’s a matter of what we put in, not what we leave out.


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