Lens-Artists Challenge #289 – Tools of Photo Composition

This is an interesting challenge. When I first saw the title I thought oh we need to do things like rule of thirds, or leading lines, you know those sorts of composition things.

However, I was surprised to see that John wants us to concentrate on Shape, Form, Texture, and Light. When I go out and take photos I think I look for these almost subconsciously. I just think that looks good and take a photo.

So I have spent the day going through photos that I think fit the brief, though none of them fit each one individually.

I’m not going to say which is which, but feel free to do that yourself.  I think some have shape, others form, though those two often go together. Texture is a little harder, but I think there are textures there. Light, well photography is all about light and capturing it in special ways so many of them show that. At least I hope they do.

I hope you like my entry for the Lens-Artists Challenge #289 – Tools of Photo Composition.

Our host this week is John from Journeys with johnbo, and if you want to read more about the challenge please check out his page. Actually, you should just go and look, please.

If you would like to participate weekly in our Lens-Artists Challenge, click here for more info.

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  1. Leanne, I saw your post earlier this week and I am sure I commented on it. I’m not sure why it didn’t show up. Your work is unique and truly focuses on light and shadow, all are great examples in capturing light. The shapes and forms are emphasized in your gallery by the direction of light and shadows.

  2. Oh yes. Home run girl! The flatiron building in NY was phenomenal, The Stkilda pier in Melbourne was stunning, and my favorite has to be the wanake tree in the mist. Such tranquility in that photo. But yes, I think shape, form, texture and light was apparent in all of them. Always a pleasure, LeAnne. Always.

    1. Thank you Donna, I love that photo of the Flatiron, one of my all time favourites. Was really lucky with that morning at the tree as the morning before was boring in comparison. It was very cold. I think the same, we need them all.

  3. Wonderful examples Leanne – I THOUGHT I recognized the flatiron building as I looked at the smaller images and confirmed when I clicked on the individuals. Also thought the image with the building in the light surrounded by shadows is in NYC as well, no? My favorite of the set though is the lone tree. It’s wonderful.

    1. Thank you Tina, yes it is the Flatiron building, so lucky to spend a morning in front of it back in 2015. All the other images are from Melbourne and that tree is the Wanaka tree in New Zealand. We had a lovely morning there too. I think I like mornings.

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