This is our third week of our new year studying composition. In the last two weeks we have looked at using geometric shapes as framing elements and looking at geometric shapes in repetition. This week we are doing a little balancing act with all of the shapes we are finding. Geometric shapes naturally attract our attention and therefore have inherent visual weight. When placed in the frame with a primary subject they can act as a secondary subject. When the weights of the two subjects are placed well in the frame, just as on a scale, the composition will be balanced.
I have chosen the below image utilizing parallel lines as my geometric shape to balance the photo. It may be a bit of a stretch, but when you look at the photo and remove the shadow of the fence, I find the image isn't as strong without it. You can let me know if you agree.
Please click HERE to see all my friends' images focusing on geometric shapes to balance their photo altogether on one page.