Another Point of Viewhttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/image-of-von-bjeldbak-workshop-P7151483-1.jpg19201280Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Usually, I make sure that my subjects are off-center in the image but this image is an example of “knowing the rules and breaking them”.
My composition works because the two persons in the center are sharp and there is some balancing “weight” in both sides of the worn, blurred glass.
Ghost Riderhttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/bresson-cartier-composition-P2181081.jpg19201440Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
A very minimalistic scene with white surfaces and a contrasty subject (the bicyclist).
At first, the human catches the brightest point, being the stairs and the right surface towards the driving lane. Those points take up quite a bit of the entire image, which makes them a significant part of the motif, but because all leading lines lead towards the bicyclist, he gets to be the main motif.
Contradictions in an image is always good: here we have white and black. The contrast is very sharp.
The shutterspeed was 1/20 sec., which makes the bycyiclist blurry. It gives the viewer a perception of speed and also a bit of mystery, since his body, face and the contour of the bicycle itself isn’t clear.
The scene was shot in Aarhus, Denmark.
OLYMPUS OM-D E‑M10 Mark II, 14-42mm II R, 1/20 f/10 @ISO200
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