Saturday, November 23, 2013

Using Zoom for Balance

The idea of this exercise was to balance the picture using zoom, so that the two objects or frames were balanced.

1. Kids swing in the park between two chains.  I made two different pictures, where chain is in focus, and the second one, where the chain is blurred. Anyway, the main is the distance from the chains to the swing in the middle and from the edges of the picture to the chains.

240mm, f/5.3, 1/250sec

 240mm, f/5.3, 1/250sec

2. Two hanging lights. I decided that it will look the best in its black and white version. The shot is cropped from above, to make it most balanced.
 35mm, f/5.6, 1/60sec

 3. Two sides of the louvers on the edges create the balance of the picture.

35mm, f/5, 1/80sec 

4. Flower pot between two curtains. Two curtains are the balancing objects here. The right curtain cold have been cropped a bit more.

35mm, f/2.8, 1/320sec

5. I am not sure, whether these two pictures qualify. Though, the idea is that the balance is created by the trees on the left and the right side of the picture. I put both on purpose, just to remind myself the meaning of the lighting. The colours on the two pictures look totally different, though both shots have been made in the same season.
195mm, f/7.1, 1/80sec

55mm, f/13, 1/60sec 

 6. That was easy - two road signs divide  the shot into the thirds.

165mm, f/13, 1/400sec 

 7. Four windows, the shot cropped into almost rectangular shape. However, all lines are built n such a way that the whole view was balances on its own. 

 280mm, f/7.1, 1/1000sec

8. Again, I am not sure, whether this shot qualifies. But anyway, the idea was - several layers of the tree and the distance from the edges of the shot to the tree create the necessary balance.

125mm, f/9, 1/40sec

Though there are a lot of different objects everywhere, it was quite a challenge to find different objects that would naturally create this kind of balance on the picture. 

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