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Another Point of View

Another Point of View 1920 1280 Brian von Bjeldbak

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.

Shot in Aarhus Ø, Denmark.


bresson cartier composition

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider 1920 1440 Brian von Bjeldbak

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.

bresson cartier composition explained

OLYMPUS OM-D E‑M10 Mark II, 14-42mm II R, 1/20 f/10 @ISO200


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