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  #234 Dutch Angle
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Sundial       ©2020 kerszkavet
Panasonic DMC-G80       3rd place, 123 points
1/400s, f5.6, ISO 200, 30mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Levels, cloning out some distracting minor objects       Extra Info: Not my original idea - several years ago I saw a picture of this sundial at this angle by another photographer.

The eye is drawn to the vertical line, and then gets confused by the diagonal background.
 
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Mepo
25 days ago
    I liked this one - loved the way the eye is drawn upwards. Kudos.

ysal
25 days ago
    This was my #2 so I wasn't too far off :-) Congrats, really nice composition.

Jade O.
25 days ago
    Another top 5 finish! You're consistently ending up in the top of the pack.

Lo
26 days ago
    Congratulations on 3rd - great composition.

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mrsawyer
26 days ago
    Rather dizzying photo! In my favs.

kerszkavet
26 days ago
    Thanks everyone for the comments - and I learned the word 'gnomon' !

aoc46 - I just wanted to play with the sensation of viewing - create a bit of confusion - unexpected but still recognisable.

jomari - "pleasant but unobtrusive" could well be the motto of this part of London...! I tried a similar approach with a leaning flower - will show it in outtakes

Mepo - I had some shots with a lot more sun, but nearby trees created shadows that were so strong as to be distracting. This was the best balanced composition, but probably could have done with a bit more brightness / contrast in pp

Mepo
26 days ago
    It works well. Too bad there was no sun to brighten it.

Maike13
26 days ago
    I like the use of dutch angle to create a vertical from a line that you wouldn't expect to be vertical. I think it makes for a more interesting shot than if it was normally aligned.

Carrie46
26 days ago
    Interesting. I like it.

Old Finn
27 days ago
    Nice picture, well composed. In my TT

ysal
28 days ago
    I love this composition. Somehow it gives a sense of motion, like the gnomon is reaching up to the sky. Nice colors too.

Lo
28 days ago
    Well composed to create that disorienting view. Great capture.

aoc46
28 days ago
    Seeing a Dutch Angle image causes the immediately to wonder, "Why is the camera crooked?" In this case, obviously, you wanted to make the gnomen vertical. But why was that a good idea? To me, it doesn't make the image any more interesting or compelling.

Jade O.
28 days ago
    I get the idea and it only half works for me here. In my top 10

jomari
29 days ago
    Great use of the tilt. The image works well because the subject is strong and the background pleasant but unobtrusive.
I tried shooting a leaning tree so that it was vertical but the background was so blah I had to abandon it.
High in my faves.

breadmaker
29 days ago
    Spot on the theme and well composed. Agree that the perpendicular element of the dial makes the shot so interesting and puts an emphasis on the sloping background. High in my top favourites

forkcandles
30 days ago
    still a great shot and well spotted
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