Theme : Planes, Trains and Automobiles…
Photo by Neil Womersley
NIKON D7000, F6.3, 1/160, ISO 2000, 75mm
Neil has done it again! This image is beautiful. That might be an odd way to describe the wheel of a steam train but let’s examine this image.
Firstly the placement of the main subject runs in line with the rule of thirds. The ‘line’ of the steel makes its presence strong by the placement of the rule of thirds. Where the four bolts are placed fit nicely on the cross point of the bottom
line and first line of the grid. Being conscious about placement is a fast way to massively improve your photography.
Second, the low lighting conditions match perfectly with the subject’s tone. In fact the light brings out the detail of the steel. If it were shot on a bright day we would just see metallic highlights (possibly blown out) and deep shadows, denying us the chance of enjoying the finer detail of the image.
Third, the shapes are so interesting. The almost straight bar of steel against a base of a circular shape works incredibly well. Actually, this works because it’s simple and there is no visual conflict. Nothing detracts in fact.
The gentle puffs of grey steam work to soften the hard, metal element. This is a very clever way to tell the viewer about multiple aspects of the story. The steam (if you can actually capture it) arcs around the wheel which is a clever way to
soften the image without dominating the story of the image.
Neil, congratulations on a wonderful image. Please frame this and hang it on a wall for everyone to enjoy.
Amy & Paul
P.S If you didn’t win, it’s not because we didn’t like your photo. Every photo on this page is a beauty. We love all of them. We want to extend a big “thank you” to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.
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Fabulous entries this month, well done!!
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Next Month’s (November) Theme:
These can be, majestic, small or gnarly trees. Forest scenes, woods, flowering trees, seasonal tree scenes. Good luck