6th Period: Let's talk about composition

Sixth period discussion about composition. First five (quality) entries get an automatic extra point.

 

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"Tuscany" by Gary Yeowell/Getty Images

Discuss the composition of this image. Specifically, talk about the placement of the center of interest in the frame, and anything the photographer did that helps the viewer know that it is the center of interest.

Use at least four of the following vocab words in your critique:

  • frame
  • rule of thirds
  • placement
  • focal point
  • center of interest
  • dynamic(s)
  • edge(s)
  • align
  • leading line(s)
  • implied line(s)
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • diagonal
  • contrast

Write a minimum of THREE sentences. 

Do not just restate things that other people say. It will be pretty obvious.

 

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Austin Kelly Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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Breanna Macha Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:11 PM
The Grapes were defiently the main focal point, and the photographer made it very clear. It was framed in the middle and also very close up. Also The leading lines on the sides lead your eyes into the back, which leads you to the man carrying more grapes.
austin kelly Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:14 PM
the way the camera is low to the ground is kind of cool to catch the grapes on the ground. Then it also shows the worker carrying the basket of grapes with a horizonal line. The center of interest is the grapes on the bottom of the picture and the guy carrying the grapes.
Alysha Vasquez Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM
There is a center of intrest in the picture, the guy in the middle what catches the eye most. The way the grapes are falling into place make the picture look nice. The trees on the side form lines were it has kinda a long depth of field. In the picture you can see all the enviroment so you can see like what type of time the picture is taking and it tells you more about the image.
Rachael G. Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM
The photo has a horizonal frame. The rows of grage fines are leading lines to the people carrying grapes. The center of intrest is the pile of grapes at the front of the picture.
Rachel T Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM
There are diagonal lines that come from the top corners into the center of interest. Those diagonal lines are leading lines to the guy in the middle of the frame. The color isnt a great example of contrast, but its alright. The basket of grapes in the front of the frame is following the rule of thirds inside the frame.
Mikayla W. Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM
This picture has a horizontal frame. The grapevines make leading lines to the man. The grapes placement is in the bottom half of the picture makes them the center of intrest.
Ashley Tueller Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM
In this photo the focal point is the grapes at the front of the image. You can tell that this is the focal point because of the leading lines you see from the different trees. Because the picture is horizontal you get the feeling that the picture is stable, and everything aligns very nicely.
Jessica Byrne Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM
in the picture the photographer tried to grasp the attention of the grapes by enlarging them and placeing them at the bottom of the frame. this would therefor make it the center of intrest. The man standing vertical to the grapes creates a nice change in the picture to give you something else to focus on or think about.
Kylie Tueller Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM
The focal point in photo is the man. A clue as to why the man is the focal point is that his placement is in the center of the photo and also he is the only thing that is not blury. The leading line's in this photo is flags in the background kind of pointing to him. The center of interest in the frame is the man walking barefoot in the dirt.
lane schuller Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:19 PM
this photo is has a nice center of interest (the grapepicker) and that is what i looked at first time i looked at it. then the grapes and surrounding objects (focal points) lead me around the picture. i soon found myself looking all around the picture because of all the grapes, and i got dizzy because of all the grapes, and i fell out of my chair and had to get some fresh air because it was so overwhelming.
Destiny Wolber Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
In the picture, the center of interest is the white grapes. The placement of the picture is in the middle. There is no frame.
Arieanna Mulder Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
As Gary Yeowell took this picture he made sure to capture the grapes at the very edge of the frame as well as the man walking towards the camera. The
vines create leading lines, which he alined with the edge of the frame, to draw you focus past the grapes the the front to the people. There is a contrast of up close to leading farther away.
Gary D Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
The barrel of grapes in the lower left corner is rule of thirds. The grape vines are the leading lines in to the center of the frame. The center of intrest is the man so that is one of the focal points.
Nicholas Cole Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM
The photo has a really nice center of intrest and when i looked at it the first time my eyes went to the grapes automatically. Also There are some good implied lines that align the frame to the center of intrest with the edges of the frame being filled with a horizontal/ wide point of view.
Destiny D Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:23 PM
The grapevines form diagonal lines which lead to the middle of the image to the center of interest. The focal point seems to be the man holding the basket on his shoulder. The placement of all the objects makes it interesting.
Austin Baker Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM
The lines shown in the image are mostly implied lines, such as the trees that create a line that leads to the focal point which is where the man and woman are standing. This is, i believe an awesome use of the idea of an implied line. Also, in my opinion, the image uses great alignment, with the horizon. Although I do believe that the rule of thirds could have been used a bit better. Overall this is great photo.
kesley park Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM
one of the pictures is trees all around in a line and it looks cool! they are on a horizontal line and focal points. it also has implied lines and leading lines!
Marja Jensen Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Stellenbosch, South Africa
The center of interest of this Picture is the Hill in the bottom middle of the frame. The photographer made this clear because he made everything else around kind of cloudy or foggy. It's also the only thing in focus. It's also much brighter and stands out. With the hill a bit brighter than the rest of the photo, it forms a bit of a contrast. The placement of the hill in the frame brings your eye right to it. Since it's right in the middle. I really like this photo:)
Ashley Tueller Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM
In this photo the focal point is the grapes at the front of the picture. The leading lines are the grape trees that are going straight toward the bowl of grapes. The rule of thirds is not used in this picture because everything is centered. Also becuase the picture is horizontal it gives the feeling of being stable.
Ashley Tueller Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM
In this photo the focal point is the grapes at the front of the picture. The leading lines are the grape trees that are going straight toward the bowl of grapes. The rule of thirds is not used in this picture because everything is centered. Also becuase the picture is horizontal it gives the feeling of being stable.
Mysti Foster Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM
In this picture the leading lines are the plants. They are leading up to the center of intrests which are the man and woman. An implied line is the woman in the background looking over to the right at the plants. I think the photographer used placement in this picture by putting the barrels of grapes at the bottom of the frame which made this picture more interesting.
kelsey park Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM
the picture with lots of trees and there all green is a cool picture. placement in that picture is where new zealand. the framing is the texture of teh trees??? the center of interset is all the trees all lined up and same size and same hight?. the pictures has focal points by all the branches..(if this commment is better plz use this one)
Zachary Taylor Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Tuscany:
In this photograph i believe the photographer placed the house near the center of the frame so that they could get as much of the background hills and the vineyard in front as possible without the direct sun. The grape vines act as leading lines running back to what i believe is the center of interest; the house. They got nice contrast between the warm orange sunset, the color af fall leaves and the cool stone walls of the house surrounded by the nice green vegitation. There is no real focal point because the entire image is in focus, and i believe that was the best way because of everything in he image. They set up the strong vertical walls to intersect the implied horizon line. This is a great photo.
Brianna Ramos Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 5:28 PM
In the picture, the center of interest is the middle because the trees go all the way to the back of the photo. It also has vertical lines showing the way the trees go up and down. That makes the pic interesting and cool looking.
Hailey Porterfield Posted Oct 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM
In the center of the frame is a man carrying a metal bucket of grapes. I believe that he is the main focal point and the center of interest of the photo by using the rule of thirds. The placement of the buckets of grapes is strategically up close to make them seem bigger perfect for advertising a vineyard. The leading lines of the grape vines along the left and right edges make the viewer’s eyes travel directly to the man in center. The color of the grapes is also contrasting and adds to make the photo even more dynamic.

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Christopher Arnold Posted Nov 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM
To me i feel that the grapes were the main focal point in the picture. This picture also has a horizontal frame. Lastly the grape vines make like border that lead to the man in the center of the picture.
Axl Delgadillo Posted Nov 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM
I think the bottom half of the picture should be saturated more because it looks to white.But I like the leading lines that give the illusion that it goes back way further. The center of interest in the dude guy with the grapes.

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