Outdoor wanderings

Outdoor wanderings - student project


So I really struggled with figuring out how to crop this one. Because it's a reflection I kept gravitating to having the horizon in the middle. I placed the two sets of subjects close to the vertical thirds. Could this have been cropped in a more pleasing way? Unfortunately there wasn't more of the image to work with.

Outdoor wanderings - image 1 - student project

Grassy Hillside

The plants kind of serve as diagonal lines (or maybe not?) and then the lines in the water are literal diagonal lines. I wasn't sure how to crop this one since the hill isn't an even line but I put the background in the top 1/3 at least.

Outdoor wanderings - image 2 - student project

Packing up hot-air balloons

I think this photo works because of the 3 sets of people all doing a pulling motion so there's a pattern. They also form a diagonal line which I like. I'm not sure about the overall composition though. Should I have included less of the balloon on the right so that the people in the foreground are on the vertical third?

Outdoor wanderings - image 3 - student project

A quiet moment

In this photo I wonder if the curb is a distracting diagonal line? I know you said to shoot dead on, but I was just passing through and couldn't get right in front. (I would have probably scared the pigeons away too!)

Outdoor wanderings - image 4 - student project

Thanks Frank for the class! It was a great crash course. I also appreciate the recommended famous photographers to check out. 

Cielo De la Paz

Photographer, Videographer, Visual Storyteller