Zig Zag . . .

Brian Auer
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This scene caught my eye initially because of the horizontal lines broken up by the vertical lines of the stairs. I was standing normal to the wall, and the stairs were coming off at about a 45 degree angle to the left. So I framed the shot to create a symmetric pattern along the diagonal, trying to leave the same amount of stairs and wall while centering one of the vertical lines.

During post-processing, I really pulled out the textures and played on the contrast between the steps and the wall. The interesting thing about this image is that it looks different at various viewing distances. Up close, you notice all the texture. Step back, and you see the strong horizontal lines. Step back further, and you see the symmetric light and dark shapes separated by the zig zag.

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Categories:   Still Life


  • Posted: March 13, 2016 11:45

    Jayant Neogy

    Very striking composition


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