Keeping the Frame Balanced

Keeping the Frame Balanced

One of the most widely spread myths in photography is that you have to keep your composition balanced. It’s true, most compositions who lack balance are bad, but it’s also true that there are exceptions.

While composing this shot I had a lot of oportunities to mess with the balance. There’s mountain Athos in the background on the left side, there’s the boat and obviously we have the rocks on the right. In my personal opinion this frame would have been event better had there only been rocks on the right side, but I couldn’t find a way to remove the mountain and I think the boat actually helps the left side of the frame by adding some contrast and definition.

But the interesting part is that everytime I look at it I rarely stare at the background, for me it’s all about the crystal clear turquoise waters. Sure, the background elements add some spice, but, at least for me, the main element is the water.

This photo was taken on a trip to Sarti, Greece. You can find this wonderful location if you visit Paradise beach.

This photo was taken using my trusty Fujifilm X-T20 and the XF 16-55mm F2.8 lens.

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