For these composites I used 8 photos and fitted them together. The surface divisions are a composition in their own right.
To picture a grid is a challenge but to use a grid to picture?
Rule of thirds, Fibonacci, the architectural rule of 27.8, etc. etc. I all have them in the back of my head somewhere when on a shooting mission. Composition is all in the eye. This is my second submission of this week’s challenge. This first one you can find here (with a grid).
During last Saturday’s hike I was picturing some of the fellow beach ‘boys and girls’ when this bird flew over, completing the composition. The final version of this picture is now for sale via Saatchi & Saatchi and looks a bit different as you can see (link opens in new window).
The date is Sunday 12 May 2013 and the time somewhere between 6 and 8 PM. Location: a hidden spot along the lagoon near the village. Together with friends and a great colored family from Mount Pleasant (who also discovered this spot…) we experienced one of those numerous amazing sunsets our area has to offer. In and around the lagoon is an abundance of bird life and it is hard to make pictures without any winged friends in it… This serie provides you with a visible idea but no picture can match the experience of sitting, chatting and watching on the spot. I shot just over 200 images and only 19 survived my first selection.
Choosing the right angle does not always effect to composition of an image but can also change the general color setting as does the moment in time (during sunset in this case) you take the picture. With the sun in my back purple intended to dominate the other colors.
I needed 5 different pictures for this composition. The first one is the sky (mainframe) added with the photo’s of respectively the lorry going off-hill; 2 of the cows (one mirrored) plus the sheep. The pictures have one thing on common; they were all made within a radius of 2 kilometers in Papiesvlei nearby our village Stanford, South Africa.
The title I gave the second composition is “Invasion of the Hottentots Gods” and is compiled of photo’s of the Stanford sky; the ‘Grand Canyon of South Africa’ near the hamlet Plathuis somewhere North of Route62 between Barrydale and Ladysmith; the Klein Rivier Mountains (mirrored); herons (left top) from the Storch Hotel in Zurich; a sculpture (twice) from the garden of Fraai Uitzicht plus enlargements of the Hottentots God; a fascinating South African insect worshipped by natives.