How badly is this photo breaking the rules?

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
The Jacal
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Re: It's really nice, but ...

NZ Scott wrote:

The Jacal wrote:

Hi all,

I quite like this photo, I was lucky with the timing, lack of people, the weather; the cloudburst that finished about two minutes before gives a nice reflection, and lucky with the 'antenna'.

I know that it doesn't follow traditional rules. I tried to get a bit of symmetry, a bit of balance without having too much dead space.

Insect man.

I think this is a really nice shot, Jacal.


But ...

Ooh, here comes a but... 

There is one thing I don't like about it, and that is the fact that the floor angles downwards from right to left. It's kind of like seeing a wonky horizon on a landscape shot. I think that if you straightened the "horizon" here you would have a stronger image (even though that might cause the vertical lines above the "horizon" to look a bit skewed).

As I mentioned before I didn't noticed the horizon, I was more fixed on the background and I thought that the lines in the foreground kind of led into the pic.

I think I'll have another play with it later.

Thanks for the input,



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