The Focus is on the Bench

Even though there are other elements in the photo: the grass, the shrubbery, and off to the right a cement path and a glimpse of the lake. I purposely blurred those elements and kept the two benches in focus. In addition, the benches are front and center in the frame, and a stark black with a small amount of black shadow, all of which keeps the viewer’s eyes focused on the benches. I also angled the shot to avoid emphasis on the graffiti on the front bench and to show off the curvature of the benches’ arms.

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Posted for HeyJude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #4 January’s theme / technique: Composition and Framing.

K’lee and Dale’s CosmicPhoto Challenge: Living in the Light

I’m taking this a different direction today. If we were NOT Living In The Light:

We would not be able to see light and shadows play over beautiful fallen leaves.

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We would not be able to see the light making patterns and changing the colors of the water.

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We would not be able to see shadows.

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And we would not be able to see reflections.

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And we would be so much the poorer for all that.