This week’s challenge is about exploring and perhaps exploiting unusual points of view. Framing the subject of your shot so that it isn’t the centre of focus, but using surrounding features to draw your eye to it, at least this is how I understand the challenge presented this week.
I’m forever searching for unusual points of view in my photography, always seeing things from the eye of an artist with an intent to perhaps turn certain images into paintings. When producing a piece of two-dimensional art clever composition is paramount. It creates mystery and is designed to lead the eye in a certain way so that the subject becomes apparent, and like in many works of art the subject isn’t always at the centre of the canvas. Good composition is about creating a visual balance so that all the features present within an image have purpose and relevance adding to the overall impact of the piece, and hopefully evoking something powerful for the person viewing.
This week I have decided to present my chosen images in black and white although they look equally wonderful in colour. I want to explore a different side of Venice in terms of abstract images and mood. Every part of Venice for me is an absolute work of art, from the scruffy tumble-down facades of buildings centuries old, to the algae on the steps leading into the water, to the heavily rusted chains bolted into worn wooden moorings. Everything is just beautiful and tells an epic story.
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