To Grid or not To Grid

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).

Shot just right

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 Amazing Sunset 2: with the sun in my back

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.