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Finding the Picture with Brooks Jensen

Finding the Angle

The human world is filled with straight lines. When it comes to angles in photography, it's usually best to be rectilinear or angled enough to know it was done on purpose. I tried with this image to precisely align the leading lines -- and pretty well succeeded. That doesn't help it from becoming a boring photograph. What is missing is life -- or in this case, at least interesting light. I knew this wasn't knocking my socks off when I made the composition, but I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong. Then I realized I was photographing the wrong thing: it isn't the lines of the edges that are interesting, but rather the stones that are walked on that are the point.

A different angle, a bit more interesting light, and here is a photograph I might be able to use.

Tech data:

Panasonic G9 using a Panasonic Leic 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens at 60mm. ISO 400. f/4 at 1/2500th sec.