Today I am Exploring With A Camera and focusing on balancing shapes in images. I have found that this is something that is done on auto pilot, I really have not given it a lot of thought. Kat’s instructions and insight have made me more aware of it now. I encourage you to click on the link in the first sentence here, read her article and view the examples shared by her and others.
I looked at photos I took last weekend at outside an antique store in Delphos, Ohio, and found examples of balance.
This is an example of balancing something unique against a background of ‘sameness’… in this case the sameness is the old wood door panels, and the unique would be the bucket, mailbox and even the door latch.
This barrel, with its rust and peeling paint, is balance of bright color versus subtle color.
An old wagon wheel, showing high contrast between the rusted metal and the faded wood, but also showing lower contrast in the background (on the left) between the subtle shades of blue gray paint and wood.