Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chaising Rebecca

May 10, 2009

This picture is all about unconventional composition, since the sun was too harsh for me to make anything resembling a decent portrait. I had the 17-40mm lens and decided to take advantage of the extra-wide angle by focusing on Rebecca as she lay on the lounge and tried to turn back generations of northern European heritage. I was drawn to the bisecting lines in the concrete, and the way the lines of the lounge work with the near-vertical line on the right to almost meet and form a triangle.

Post-processing included cropping the top quarter of the entire picture, neutralizing the background tones and boosting the saturation a bit. I seem to be emulating the style of a 1960's southern Californian photographer, I just can't remember who.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

strong shot; neat, very different for you