Seven for Seven — Part 1


Over the next seven blogs (three this week, three the next, and Monday of the third week) I will be presenting seven photographs that are among personal favorites of mine.  Several you will have seen before, but many you will have not viewed previously.

Each photograph is chosen to highlight topics we have covered in previous blogs — use of the Rule of Thirds; when to break the Rule of Thirds; negative space; action photography; portraiture, use of color; when to convert to black and white; using lines of perspective; use of symmetry; and other photographs chosen for their whimsy or comical value (so be sure to read the captions).

And now I present the first seven entries in the series:

No Way to Elevate a Tourist — action combined with scenery in Meteora

No Way to Elevate a Tourist — action combined with scenery in Meteora

Tugging at Your Heartstrings — use of action combined with color and perspective

Tugging at Your Heartstrings — use of action combined with color and perspective

Heavens — The Blue Mosque, Istanbul — Scenery combined with negative space (blue sky) and off-symmetrical composition (Minarets)

Pointing towards the Heavens — The Blue Mosque, Istanbul — Scenery combined with negative space (blue sky) and off-symmetrical composition (Minarets)

Cleaving through Water — Action photography combined with reflection (hull) and negative space (sail)

Cleaving through Water — Action photography combined with reflection (hull) and negative space (sail)

Reflections in St. Tropez — Rule of Thirds (hull/waterline) and gentle, wavy water reflection

Reflections in St. Tropez — Rule of Thirds (hull/waterline) and gentle, wavy water reflection

Caldera Overlook in Santorini — Rule of Thirds, splash of blue color framed against a dramatic backdrop

Caldera Overlook in Santorini — Rule of Thirds, splash of blue color framed against a dramatic backdrop

The Shuttered Window — Rule of Thirds, negative space (wall), framing (roof line and sky; shaded vines and street lamp)

The Shuttered Window — Rule of Thirds, negative space (wall), framing (roof line and sky; shaded vines and street lamp)

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4 responses to “Seven for Seven — Part 1

  1. Gorgeous shots. Your compositions are lovely.

  2. Great way to review/curate your photo archives, Doug.