arranging space within the frame
KatEye Studio's theme this month is about composition. About balancing the space, objects, colors and shapes within a photograph in different ways, trying to create an arrangement that catches the eye.
Some weeks ago I visited my dad and saw an almost empty office building standing in a square pond with lots of dead leaves in it, big red 'for rent' posters behind the tinted glass windows and a red plastic bag floating around on the water. I was immediately drawn to this interesting combination of shapes, textures, elements and colors and took a couple of shots, trying to create a compelling image.
Browsing through my shots i chose the one below as my absolute favorite. All the shapes and colors are in perfect balance, a perfect example of the effectiveness of the rule of thirds. What i like most of all is that this balance is slightly disrupted by the red plastic bag floating on the water: it is the same color as the two posters but the only object in the image that doesn't have a reflection. It stands (or rather: floats) on it's own. I really, really like it when rules and conventions are broken like this....