Saturday, March 29, 2014

National Theater Statuary, and a mistake in composition

This is a view of some of the statuary, both contemporary and classical, in front of the National Theater.  The statue against the building is of Beethoven.

I took this photo too quickly.  I poked my cameral through the iron fence and snapped the photo.  I violated one of the cardinal rules of photographic composition.  I neglected to check the edges and corners before taking my photo.

If I had done so, I would have noticed the modern building and light pole at the left edge.  If I had just moved a couple of steps to the left, I could have taken the photo with only the Theater in the background of the front statue, without the distraction of the modern building in the background.  Compounding this error, if I had moved to the left I also could have aligned the two statues so they would be closer to one another.

Thank you for being my therapist by reading this as I vent my feelings upon looking at this photo.

This week we are showing photos of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

9 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It still works as the composition has lots of little abstract areas such as the foreground and the new building and sky are just two more areas and it all draws attention to the statues.

Lowell said...

It's OK, Dave. Your photo is more than acceptable as are you. What can you learn from this? Take what you've learned and use it to do better next time. Now, are there any other issues you wish to discuss?

I'm sorry but our time is up. That will be $250 please. :)

glenda said...

Despite your evaluation I am enjoying the statuary and especially the tile walkway.

Judy said...

Sometimes one has to just take the shot and hope for the best. Then there is always a chance to edit it later. I actually find the tall building in the corner kind of an interesting contrast. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

Sharon Anck said...

I wouldn't have noticed any of the things you mentioned. I was too interested in the two statues.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We all do it Dave and we're all super critical of our own work, I know I am :) You are so right, what an amazing construction for such a small city at the time, someone had big dreams right!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

p.s. don't work too hard this weekend :)

cieldequimper said...

Lol you make me laugh, you just don't know how often that happens to me though I'm getting better at avoiding it!

It's a lovely building and gimme Beethoven any time of day or night.

Kate said...

Lots to like in this photo; enjoy your photo and let go of the self-criticism!

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