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  #166 Balance: A Composition Tool
Entry 4 of 31
   
 
Train your Bridge       ©2015 QueenEsther
Apple iPhone 5s       4th place, 175 points
1/513s, f2.2, ISO 32, 29mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, converted to B&W pinhole, lightened the exposure, sharpened, reduced noise       Extra Info: This photo uses radial balance
 
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Mepo
Dec 22, 2015
    Jade: You got me thinking - possibly because QE was not standing in the centre of the tracks. Either that or someone has been dipping into the sacrificial wine again ;-)

Lo
Dec 21, 2015
    Great finish Esther. Your post processing really gave this shot impact.

Mepo
Dec 21, 2015
    Congrats - Big number 4!! Well done.

johncomyn
Dec 21, 2015
    QueenEsther you have really come a long way since your first entry! This is very well presented, well done.

mrsawyer
Dec 21, 2015
    Welcome back into the top 5 again! Well-deserved 4th place!

Jade O.
Dec 21, 2015
    Congrats on #4. Wish I had an explanation for the non-vertical misalignment of the tracks but this still is a wonderful shot.

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leanneqld
Dec 21, 2015
    Looks more like symmetrical balance with the balance being left and right. Radial balance tends to be a complete circle . In y favourites.

Lo
Dec 21, 2015
    Very strong shot - love the symmetry and detail. I think B&W was a good choice.

Jade O.
Dec 20, 2015
    Well done. Somehow the rails seem off alignment as the center of the vanishing point rails is not directly above the center of the rails as they leave the page at the bottom. TT

Mepo
Dec 20, 2015
    I'd agree the shot has a radial composition, but I feel the main balance is between the steel (man made) and nature's angry sky. I often judge balance by mentally removing one portion of an image. If you remove the clouds and replace them with a plain sky the image would lose a lot of impact. The water and trees also help with the nature/man made balance. Well done!

aoc46
Dec 20, 2015
    I see the balance more as symmetrical than radial, but whatever....
Symmetrical balance sometimes can be a bit dull, but the strong contrast and unusual rails (what are those curvy bits for, anyway?) add a lot of interest to your shot. Very nice.

NEAT
Dec 20, 2015
    Love the editing, nice leading lines also, in my top five.

johncomyn
Dec 19, 2015
    Very nice B&W conversion, well composed.

RobertLavker
Dec 19, 2015
    I agree with the radial balance; however, there are also elements of symmetrical balance with the two sides of the bridge. The B&W treatment adds drama. Well done.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 18, 2015
    Well balanced, I like the contrast and radial balance as you mentioned. My only critique would be the noise introduced in the sky when applying the pinhole. The problem with noise and post processing techniques like this is that noise is not as consistent as it should be as would be with an actual pinhole camera. I mean I don't mind the noise as a feature it is just not equally consistent across the image, as the bottom half of the image is too clear. But that said, it is still a good capture which has a balanced composition. In my TT.

hifi
Dec 18, 2015
    Who ever says that you can't get great images from a smart phone needs to see this. Great job!

ysal
Dec 18, 2015
    Very dramatic and symmetrical shot. Great B&W.
Edited on Dec 18, 2015

forkcandles
Dec 18, 2015
    great B & W
strong lines through the bridge

SteveBee
Dec 17, 2015
    Symmetrical balance, but not radial balance. The problem with doing symmetrical balance, especially with a geometric design, is that the symmetry needs to be pretty much perfect and it is not quite there. You were shooting from a tiny bit left of center. I do like the choice of black and white and the character in the sky. Very nice.

KJW
Dec 17, 2015
    Having some difficulty understanding some of the balance, is this considered radial balance due to main subject of capture is branching out from bottom of photo? I really like your entry & am on the fence because of my incomplete understanding of theme. But well done anyways.
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