Category: Composition

Following the Algarve colors thread. Portugal [1]

At the end of March, I had the good luck to be able to visit and enjoy a trip in Algarve, in south Portugal. To say the least, I got my fill of sunshine, grilled fresh fish, colors… and photography, of course! 😀 I, too, spent a really good time painting some watercolors with really Read More

Natural yin yang

I shot many pics during the last days and, to be honest, I didn’t even have time to look at all of it for now. Though, I kept in my mind this picture of a hawrthorn tree in full bloom and I thought I should show it to you. 🙂   Once again, this photo Read More

Musical chairs

For me, this photo is all about rythm. Don’t you think it is a bit like a sheet music? Triplet, crotchet… What a great visual song, isn’t it?! 😉     These few Parisian chairs, together, look a bit like a sculpture to me. I just adjusted my vantage point in order to get the Read More

Begijnhof (the hollyhock)

In the “simple but enjoyable” pictures category, I would like to share with you this photo taken in a beguine convent, in Gent (Belgium). By the way, “Begijnhof” is the Dutch (or Fleming) word for “beguine convent”.   First, I liked this lonely hollyhook growing between the cobblestones and the wall, in this very neat Read More

Variations on the same theme (Composition)

Did you see my “3 settings challenge”? I had many answers on the French article but only two, for now, on the English one! Thank you so much, Kelly ans Nancy, for sharing your 3 settings choice ! 🙂 I shared my own 3 choices too, in the comments.   Let’s talk about the subject Read More

Two men in a boat… in a frame in a frame. :)

Taking a picture like this one is, at once, difficult and fun. 🙂 Indeed, don’t think that the canoe, here, was rather still! These thin boats glide really quickly on the water ! 😮 So, the idea was the classic frame in a frame effect (we already talked about it in one of the articles Read More

Underground vanishing points

I admit that playing with the perspective, the vanishing points, the diagonal lines and the dynamic compositions in one of my – numerous 😆 – weakness. It is so fun to try to give depth to our pictures, using lines as a guide for the eye, and to enhance the strength of the vanishing point, Read More

Inspired by Saul Leiter : Overlaps and sense of depth

This week, I am sharing with you some pictures of mine, with a little bit of Saul Leiter style, and am offering some tips to follow his lead. Feel free to view first the article with his own impressive pictures, if you want to.   What if we could play with foreground, subject and background, Read More

Inspired by Saul Leiter : frame in a frame effects, indoor/outdoor.

This week, I am sharing with you some pictures of mine, with a little bit of Saul Leiter style, and am offering some tips to follow his lead. Feel free to view first the article with his own impressive pictures, if you want to.     Frame in a frame effects, indoor/outdoor. First, Saul Leiter’s Read More