My entries for this week’s challenge along with some commentary. You can enlarge a picture for a closer view by clicking anywhere on the picture.
This capture is similar to the first in that the leaves, in the lower left two-thirds of the frame, offer a backdrop for the butterfly. This backdrop is not solid like the first one, but it covers about the same amount of space.
For this fourth capture, I use the top-weighted view of cherry blossoms dangling after a hard rain shower. The flow of the petals and the water dripping from the petals points down to the out-of-view object below it – perhaps the ground or my head as I walk beneath the tree!
As I have tried to develop a more artistic look to my photography, I have made more use of the ‘2/3 of the photo frame’ concept. When I look at my earlier pictures, the views usually cover almost the entire frame and, sometimes, look very cluttered. Even on the more complex captures, such as the cherry blossom shot or the harbor scene, making some of the frame more neutral results in a cleaner look.
See more of the ‘2/3 of your frame’ challenge at Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #10 – Using 2/3 of Your Photo Frame!