Composition Hall of Fame Image Gallery

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by 0dBm, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    We have various image threads; however, there does not appear to be a dedicated thread of the compositionally-best that our members have offered.

    This thread is a showcase of that. I have downloaded what I consider to be compositionally optimum images and I wish to re-post them in this thread if there are no objections.
    Note: I am NOT using any of the images that I downloaded for any other purpose other than to place them in this thread.

    A few rules:
    #1 Obtain explicit permission from the photographer prior to posting their image in this thread.
    #2 Give FULL credit to the photographer that captured the image.
    #3 Be nice and polite if you wish to offer a comment.

    Please participate. Let's show our best!:smile:
     
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Q: why not just right click on the image, "copy image location" and paste the link to your thread? surround it with [​IMG] and the pic should show up, no??
     
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  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    No cropping too then right?
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I would assume that if cropping were necessary then the image would not be considered "compositionally optimum."
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    OK by me - sounds like a good idea.
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    :2thumbs::thumbup:
     
  7. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Reposted with explicit permission from the photographer.
    Why I like this image:
    • The panoramic view
    • Crisp, vivid colors
    • The recurring elements of lights and structures
    • The central focus point is the urban environment
    This is an example of the "Viewpoint" technique where the image is captured high above the ground level to enhance depth and perspective. The "pano" technique has apparently become easier to do with current software. I look forward to trying it one day.
     
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  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    thanks for picking mine! appreciate it. :2thumbs:
     
  9. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Reposted with explicit permission from the photographer.
    Link to image.
    Why I like this image:
    • Thematic simplicty
    • One central focal point
    • Uncluttered backdrop
    This is an example of the "Single Subject" technique where the image is focused on one object. No other objects are present to bifurcate the viewer's attention. If other objects are present, they serve to buttress the focal point or are of much lesser importance or "weight" so as to not detract from the focal point.
    I prefer more contrast to underscore the texture of the white surfaces and a crop at the bottom to eliminate the rocks; however, Laur's (laurentiucristofor) original image already exemplifies the technique.
     
  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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  11. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Maybe if you grabbed one of the other lighthouse pics from Flickr .... not only the background meet the criteria but also the building...
     
  12. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    can you say this again ... but this time using proper english.....:)

    seriously dont understand what you are trying to say


    K
     
  13. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Reposted with explicit permission from the photographer.
    Why I like this image:
    • Thematic simplicity
    • Uncluttered backdrop
    • Two-subject focal point
    This is an example of the "Symmetry" technique. Although there are actually four objects in the image, the technique relies on only two: the building/tree combination. It can also be called a reflection image where the second focal point is a mirror image of the first. There is also a hologram created by the position of the two buildings and the angle of the image captured: that of the United Way symbol.
     
  14. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks for posting my image.

    My background is in Graphic design, and strong geometric shapes are something I seek out in my photography.

    Unusually for me, this image is uncropped.

    the shape created by the sky was not a conscious act... just a bit of serendipity.

    I had never heard of United Way !!!... and while it may remind you of that logo I wouldnt describe it that way, though the shape is interesting

    K
     
  15. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Aug 6, 2012
    The last picture is a friggin optical illusion too.
    The photo looks wider on top than the bottom (it doesn't look rectangular).