Monday, October 6, 2008

Draw the Line

Watching giraffe drink is always fascinating. The way they take forever to get down to that awkward, wide-legged stance never fails to keep your attention.

This particular giraffe was at Tholo Dam yesterday morning and placed himself perfectly for us to capture his strange reflection in the water as well.

From a composition point of view you normally try not to have a horizontal line too close to the middle of your image as it cuts the frame in two. You will normally raise or drop the line depending on where the subject is placed and which 'story' you want to tell.

Again, there is always the exception and in cases such as this it works quite well as you double up on your focal points and keep your viewer's gaze jumping between the two giraffes.

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time.



T and S said...

Fantastic action shot

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Definately works as an image, but looks painful though.