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  #166 Balance: A Composition Tool
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jumping for joy       ©2015 forkcandles
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       16th place, 46 points
1/50s, f4, ISO 1600, 76mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: cropped cloned lights not working from top of frame
levels for blue and the jumping for joy
resized etc for entry
      Extra Info: The family group were the focus of the manual set up,
so as to throw the back soft.
The term of balance ????
Offset, as family are part of the bottom qtr.
God knows what its technical term is.
 
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Jade O.
Dec 21, 2015
    An effective composition though I feel the dynamic range is too shallow (bright is not bright enough and dark not dark enough or maybe just need to brighten the light parts more.)

Lo
Dec 21, 2015
    I think the building is too dominant to be left out of focus, and the top should have been included. It's really a lovely symmetrical subject.

aoc46
Dec 20, 2015
    This scene has a lot of potential, but if you want to focus on the family, you'll need to get more light on them (flash, maybe?). Otherwise, they're sure to be dominated by the more brightly-lit areas, especially the Xmas tree. Either way, I think balance would be improved by cropping off the bottom below where the walkway lights begin and showing a little more above so the arch is not cut off.

RobertLavker
Dec 20, 2015
    I think that the overall image is one of symmetrical balance, with the tree as the center and symmetry radiating out from the center. Unfortunately, the family does not stand out and it is difficult to see the jumping. Perhaps cropping some of the fore ground will help.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 19, 2015
    This is an interesting balance. You have a strong line lending in the from the foreground, and the centre of the building also has a thicker vertical line. The lights and trees to the left and right create a horizontal line that meets in the centre with the vertical lines. This creates a cross, which i would define as radial balance. The people in the image blend into the building shadows, so they carry close to no weight. In my opinion this successful balanced image. In my TT.

ysal
Dec 18, 2015
    Pretty colors and subject, I wish the top of the building wasn't cut off.

forkcandles
Dec 18, 2015
    the top was cropped close as the top had a lot of unlit light strands.
i did'nt see the family until working the PP

SteveBee
Dec 18, 2015
    I don't understand about the family group being the point of focus because they are virtually invisible in the shadows and visually overwhelmed by the building. The symmetrical balance of the image is good, but compositionally I would suggest cropping up from the bottom to just below the first walkway lights and not chopping off the top of the building.

Edward
Dec 17, 2015
    Even though the image might technically be considered "balanced" without people in it, in one sense, it is so symmetrical as to be boring. Adding the family offset to the left is what improves the visual appeal and gives it true "balance", IMHO. Well done!
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