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Hup!

Another one from Durdle Door Beach.

 

Good lens but a cheap camera so the colors were awful. Salvaged quite successfully with BandW.

 

I see lots of photos on Flickr that I think are great but I cant work out why. So Im on a mission to learn tangibly useful photo stuff that actually makes my pictures better. When I learn something simple that works Im going to share it. I think I put theory in to practice well here so here's the explanation:

 

Composition-wise my thinking here was rule of thirds again. But I read that putting focal points on crossing points between horizontal thirds and vertical thirds is a good thing to do. Hence the dog and owner are on such a 'hot spot'.

It was just a matter of waiting for the dog to do something interesting to bring the composition to life.

Also pleased with the contrating textures: Smooth grass, knobbly cliff face, raging sea.

'Hup!' On Black

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Taken on March 3, 2007