* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #316 14 05 14 *

Started May 14, 2014 | Photos thread
Zindanfel Veteran Member • Posts: 9,089
Re: Bridge with natural highlighting

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

This is a shot from my vacation last week. It was taken with the 50-200 on my E-M1.

I can't make up my mind if this is a good composition or not.

If you are interested there are a few more from my trip to the Florida Keys here...

Florida's Trip - FK14 - Tough Composition Choices

I think the strength of the image lies in its horizontal layers.

My thought would be to maximize the effect by cropping the top right down to the top of the trees on the right, then cropping the bottom so that the green band of water is exactly the same "thickness" as the sky-band. The blue band of water then solidly anchors the composition.

Finally, a slight right-side crop brings the scene tantalizingly close to perfect symmetry; viewers would be powerless to resist scanning for slight irregularities. Results: Lots of face-time for your picture, and creation of an interesting symmetrical-echo situation -- the bridge and the stage upon which it is seen.

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