A very varied bunch of pictures this month – partly caused by new mentorees sending in pictures that are historical rather than theme related. It was interesting to know how people saw this theme – some people feeling the stress of modern life, some people noticing direct and straightforward bodging!
This month’s picture of the month is one of three taken by Rob – I wanted to talk about why I chose the one picture I did. As you know we always push for maximum impact and drama whilst not losing sight of the need to be a picture that is natural looking. I think this picture gives us the theme, as well as nice exposure, nice three-dimensional shape, and a slightly elusive quality. In this second picture, Rob has done a good job of representing a three-dimensional shape in a two-dimensional image, not giving us too much text to read (which is just confusing), but giving us enough drama to hold our interest. You will see the slightly lesser versions in the following two pictures.
Sometimes catching the attention is slightly magical – it can feel a bit random which picture “works,” but in reality it will be the one that has enough drama and interest to hold our attention, while not so much that it becomes abstract or artificial looking.