Unique/Odd/Different Compositions

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  1. usayit

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    We are all familiar with basic compositions that usually are found in successful photographs; The landscapes with horizontal horizons, the portraits with proper crop, not cropping people at the knees, "rule of thirds", leveraging perspective etc..

    How about post some photos that might not conform to the usual in regards to composition.

    I'll start...

    This photo of my son playing on the beach with a shovel. It started out as a portraiture but for some reason I decided to try something different. I am totally not sure why I changed things up at the last moment... perhaps it was my attempt to bring the viewer to the action rather than the typical kid shot. A focus on his arms, hands and how they grip the plastic shovel. Yeh... it isn't normal to crop a subject's body but for some reason this frame stuck out. Not convinced it is a successful photo but I like it for some odd reason.
     

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    I'll bite. This was a part of a series of my daughter playing with a balloon:

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    I see question mark.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand your comment :)
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh..

    When I first looked at this thread, your photo wasn't loading and timed out. All I saw was a "?". Its loading now.


    Nice use of a profile... very cute.
     
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    I don't know if this one counts.

    Too centered.

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    Yes it counts... The web forms a "fake" perspective with langles that make the centered subject effective. I like it. I do see a little lens flare (I think) in the upper left...

    Nice shot thanks for postin....
     
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    I LOVE THE IMAGE! Its fantastic. I love when photographers think outside the box and break away from the norm. :D
     
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    well thank you....
     
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    While not nearly as artistic, here's picture of my daughter that is centered and tilted. She was acting goofy on the playscape, so I was taking pictures at all kinds of angles. I find my head tilting when I look at this one.

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    ehehe.. nice one... Reminds me of a roller coaster of sorts.
     
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    hmmm... guess no more "out of the box" shooters...
     

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