Unfortunately the viewfinder is no longer working - and I am forced to shoot blind most of the time because the back screen is awful to use... and I really do wish the camera makers would bite the bullet and provide us with digital compact cameras with proper viewfinders (of course at reasonable prices).
In a photo magazine that John bought us for Xmas, is an article about improving composition in ones photos.
Although many of the photographers documented how they had composed the shots illustrated in the article, .. use of “leading lines,” ignoring rule of 2/3, soft focus in some areas, mimicry of line etc etc….Some of them emphasized that the composition can just come naturally.
The ideas expressed in the style of photography called “Contemplative Photography “ works on exactly that principle. Simply do not compose your shots… just let them happen after enjoying what you have really seen.
I was so pleased with the shot below taken on Reginald Hill, Saltspring Island.
As an artist one is always so self-critical ( I suffer from low self esteem) and one shouldn’t be so, I am told.
So, in this case at least, I am going to bang on about why I am happy with this photo!!!
This is a 21mb file, but is shown here as a tiny jpg... if you want to see it in its full glory you must email me. Will anyone?