Centred Composition and Symmetry


The most important feature of any photo narrative is the subject. In this case, the oak tree – being placed centrally – is clearly the main subject here.

Leading lines

And perhaps the most obvious compositional feature that lends its weight to defining the subject is the leading lines: (1) the top line of the fence on the left, (2) the foreground rocks running from the bottom left corner to the base of the tree, (3) hill horizon on the right, and (4) the top line of the distant hills.

These serve to draw the eye through the image into the centre.

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Enter here…and see what you can see!

Taken on the climb up the lane towards Crawley Tower in Powburn, Northumberland UK. Enter here – through this gate – pass through this fence – across this boundary – leave the trees behind – just what can you see in this oh, snow simple landscape?

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Contour Study

Hawthorns in snow

Along the ‘horse road’ in Powburn, Northumberland UK today, the hawthorns created bold, striking architectural shapes against the white back board of snow-covered fields – and ideal opportunity for a contour study…

A study of shape, structure and negative space.

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Snow shots added

The current highly unusual Beast from the East weather conditions sweeping Europe have left north Northumberland UK covered in a thick blanket of snow. I’ve managed to get out and about along the Breamish Valley and take some tricky snow shots, sometimes in very inclement conditions.

So…I’ve added some of the more minimalist shots to the landscapes portfolio – entitled Oh, Snow Simple.

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