” How you build a picture, What a picture consists of, how shapes are related to each other, how spaces are filled, how the whole thing must have a kind of unity”– Paul Strand.
We (photographers) are given a ‘frame’ to fill. How shapes, objects and lines relate to each other and relate to the confines of the frame is what creates good composition. The result is a visually pleasing record. ‘For a natural photographer composition is instinctive’ (Michael Freeman-The Photographers Eye) For others it can be learnt. ‘The rule of thirds’ divides the frame into 9 equal segments. Placing the point of interest at the intersections or within the ‘third’ balances the image.
The composition in this image when the point is central is made stronger when the picture is cropped to a landscape. This increases the focal point and eliminates any water or sky lacking in interest.