Thursday, October 24, 2013

The T

                           "The Bay Lady at Anchor"

There are many observations I could make about this composition.  I'll start with the T device.  If you look at the shoreline, it's the top of the T.  The boat and its reflection are the trunk of the T.  It's slightly off center so the centers of interest, the boat and the church, are on the thirds.

I've also said several times that it's good to find ways to break a line.  The church steeple and the mast of the boat both break the tree line.  The boat also interrupts the shoreline.

And finally, the sloping angle of the buildings and the trees act as pointers. 

Plan with purpose in your design.

Can you tell I'm homesick for Boothbay Harbor?

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