Weekly challenge 3/16 - 3/22 A delicate balance...

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    Then we have a young man that could be better represented in a square format but he is a computer programmer in training. So, we have to include a monitor, even though it's a bowling alley. I am not knocking the challenge, just going through my journal as I create these. The image of the CRT amplifies my vision... I am old and stupid keep in mind. Balance 1.jpg


     
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    Depth Balance, People.

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    Vertical Balance, people.

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    Went for a very long weekend to Brussels Belgium, lots of rain, not much shooting, but...(as always) perfect food & drinks!
     
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    Under construction, City2 shopping center.
     
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    How much balance do you want?
     
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    Old houses and walls.
     
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    Villo is a combination of the French words village (=town) and vélo (=bicycle)
     
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    A web page shot for a roofing company and not at all staged.

    Men at Work

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    When I think of balance in composition, I don't tend to think of symmetry. Not that there is anything wrong with symmetry when one intends to imply weight or solidity or gravitas. I tend to think of balance more like a Calder mobile. Calder would place a large element close to the cable which suspends the mobile and a small element at a distance. The lever arm allows the smaller element to balance the large element.
    I try to place the primary visual element or main subject in frame often around that 1/3 line and then try to compose so that there is something else in frame that acts like Calder's small element at a distance. I'm editing right now a floral image shot this weekend which might illustrate this. The small elements might be luminosity related or color related; something which would tend to draw the eye toward that other side of frame momentarily.
    I'm writing this now so that this becomes a "watched" thread and I can find it again after I finish editing and post to Flickr.

    gk fotografie's geometric wall image in post #32 is a good example. His hello/you in post #30 is another.
    His top photo in post #29 is subtle, with that large expanse of negative space pulling the eye toward the right from the highlighted mannequin.

    jc's vertical balance in post #28 is a great example using the diagonal between the mother and child with eye contact and the child's reaching hands providing connection.

    Well, anyway, back to the editing.
     
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