May I have your attention please?

Mar2010_X700_024In this image I have used several visual tools to draw the viewers attention to one specific area of the frame.  To begin with the manner that the lines of the wire converge at the point of interest leads the eye inward.  This is reinforced by the contrast of focus at the center verses at the edges.  This differential in sharpness was achieved by selecting a large aperture which provides a shallow depth of field.  This visual cue mimics one way in which we perceive depth in the real world.  The last thing I have done was during processing I increased the brightness contrast between the center of the image and the area surrounding it.  Whether this is a good image or not isn’t crucial, but it does achieve the intended outcome.

One Response to “May I have your attention please?”

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    It is interesting to have your dissection of how you’ve composed this image. I’ve had a query on one of my images as to what exactly I intended. Unfortunately, I am still at the stage where at most I can say I take a photo because I liked the scene.

    I am looking forward to the day when I will be able to precisely analyse my own images in similar fashion.

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