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Tag : composition

Reviewing photos of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Excuse me as I revisit some of my photographs from the March, 2007, trip through Egypt and Jordan when I was fortunate enough to travel through Wadi Rum. World Heritage listing. Wadi Rum in Southern Jordan is a desert region of sandy valleys and dramatic sandstone and granite mountains some over 1700 metres in height.  Covering an area of 720 square kilometres, there has been human habitation here for thousands of years, UNESCO recognizing its cultural significance by adding it […]

monochrome desert

Monument Valley, USA

the importance of including both foreground and background subject matter to add a sense of depth to a photograph.

A sense of order, Tokyo

Reflecting the “Japanese aesthetic”,  a carefully considered photograph becomes an exercise in graphic design.

Coca Cola, Hong Kong

A delivery truck sighted in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong. Colour, geometric shapes, and lines….

Caution wet floor-the headless pedestrian

Decapitated pedestrian. Learn the rules of composition but once you’ve learnt them, don’t be afraid to break them, deliberately!

Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui.

Bamboo forests are kind of spooky, with the plants often swaying in the breeze and clicking and clacking against each other.

Woman at window, Varanasi

A woman stands at a window looking over the Ganges at Varanasi, India.

Woman in a red sari

It’s sometimes been said that photographers tend to belong in one of two camps, there are “hunters” and then there are “fishermen”.

The red umbrella, Fengjie, China.

A number of classical compositional themes here, the single figure on a “rule of thirds” placement, the single contrasting colour element (the umbrella) against the generally muted earthy tones, the recurring lines, and the rock textures.

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