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.


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.


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


We would not be able to see shadows.


And we would not be able to see reflections.


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