Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chain hang

This was supposed to be just another chains shot to use for the links subject of my blog, albeit the first one with my new toy point and shooter - but now that my Fickr friend Rick (word artist) has selected this as an example in his composition blog The image composer, I have decided to feature it under My Photography. To quote Rick: "Another exceptional piece of composition. The diagonal here is the key element holding the image together, but it it the chain – protruding into the foreground and the clear subject – that steals the show. The high contrast allows the detail in the foreground to really shine, but the eye is not held permanently on that point: it is free to roam within the triangle of chain and beam, with the background loop of chain as an additional path back to the focal point. It is no real surprise that the bracket that attached the chain to the beam on the right side straddles the golden ratio there, and the hanging chain lied snugly alongside the double golden ratio line. Even within a white setting, where the edges of the scene merge into the surrounds, that detail helps to give more emphasis. Another perfect link in an ongoing chain." By the way, I think it looks even better on white as in the Flickr link.

Camera: Canon IXUS 115 HS, 12 Megapixels, handheld
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Post-processing: Picasa 3.0