Friday, October 19, 2007


Yesterday's photos demonstrated a technique that I have been experimenting with over the past few years. This morning I chose two photos taken in Pouch Cove a few years ago to further demonstrate how you can "force" the viewer to see what you want them to see.

The boats in the first photo are part of the whole scene and not the dominant subject of the photo. Some viewers MAY concentrate on the boats in the foreground, but others will look at the town, ocean, sea cliffs, etc.

By zooming in closer to the boats, I am only allowing you to see the boats and steep slipway. Since you can not see the town, it is not a distraction.

Photographers attempt to communicate through their images and include only what they are trying to show, eliminating things in the image that may distract the viewer.

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