Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Back to School

... and back to the lantern festival. I have a few more festival images I want to share with you. In honour of today being the return to school, a school of lantern 'fish' is a good idea, yes?

1/15 f/4 ISO 800 24.0-105.0 mm @ 24 mm Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Ontario Place,Toronto,Ontario

There is a 'rule' that says you should place the centre of a reflection image in the centre of the image. I think the idea behind that rule is that it helps the viewer understand the image. The thing about photographic rules is that once you understand the rule, you can try breaking it.

This image does not have the reflection centred in the centre of the image. But it was because I wanted to be a creative 'rule breaker'. In this case the reflection is happening in 3D - the fish are suspended on sticks above the water and the are spread around the surface . The result is that there was no 'centre' that I could find. I think the result is that the image is a little confusing. But to what effect? Does it make you study it longer while you try to make sense of it , or abandon it in frustration? We should have a general intent of wanting our viewers to linger and study our images.

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