Mini Challenge # 311: Central composition

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,445 Major grins
edited December 30, 2020 in The Dgrin Challenges

We all know the "so-called" rules of composition like rule of thirds, golden section, Fibonacci spiral etc.
We're also taught to not put the subject or horizon in the middle since it gives less pleasing results and can be boring.

So this mini is about showing that central compositions (with or without the horizon in the middle) can still give nice photo's.

Here's a few of my attempts that I think came out quite well, allthough the compositions are all very "central" and don't follow some of the above classic "rules"

Street corner

Church ceiling

Covered bridge

Mushroom

Looking forward what you can show me that is composed in a central manner, good luck!
This mini will be open for ~2,5 weeks and close on Saturday Jan 16 at noon (NWE time)

And if you haven't participated before, please take a look at the un-official rules here: https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules#latest

Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug

Comments

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,952 Major grins

    Hi Pieter, great theme! Since I was the last winner, this time I'd like to enter just for fun and not for consideration. These were all taken in the course of this past year.

    1) Sunflower on a sea of yellow

    2) Allee on a fall bike ride

    3) Snail seeking protection

  • SJOttoRodgersSJOttoRodgers MooresvilleRegistered Users Posts: 41 Big grins

    Hi Peter ... my first entry in a challenge ...

    1) Wilting Flower
    !

    2_ Hanging by a Thread

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,606 Major grins

    Here are my entries:

    1)Teeny-Tiny Oak reaching for the sun.

    2) Yosemite NP Dogwood

    3) Lone Cypress, Monterey, Ca

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,794 moderator

    You're going to have a hard time judging this one Pieter! Here are my 3.

    1 Not so itsy bitsy spider (used a 300mm lens at a distance of approx. 15 feet away)

    2 Rock Cube (Hawaii Island)

    3 Wet Fuzzy Flower

  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,994 Major grins

    A flower with a mask in Calif

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Major grins

    Glass

    More glass

    Even more glass

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2021

    1, Daffodil

    1. Snow - digitized film from 1958 when I got my first 35 mm camera

    2. Feet

      I found it relatively easy to find a good photo that was a close-up of some object - a waffle, a flower, a face etc. which could be easily centered. Also a radial object and be centered as can a photo with leading lines. I was trying to find a photo with a long visible horizon which would work- like this

      but for this kind of photo it just doesn't work well to have it centered

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 635 Many Grins

    Great theme for a mini, and I love the images! Who needs rules when you have inspiration!? These three are from 2020, and all are images where I deliberately centered the composition.

    1. reflection and vanishing point

    1. Hedging cedars in snow.

    1. Begonias through beveled window

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,445 Major grins

    Thanks for all the entries so far, and there's still room for more in the next two days :)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Registered Users Posts: 334 Major grins
    edited January 15, 2021

    Centered Composition, like everyone else, is a real challenge for me.
    It is amazing that while looking for centered comps, I found so many that were not. ROT was well indoctrinated in me.
    So here are a few I found in B&W

    Sonoran Desert Inn, located in Ajo, Arizona is a converted k-12 Grammar School campus into a hotel of sorts.
    I stayed in what looked to be a kindergarten classroom. An adventure for any traveler.

    Window in a Stone wall on an Old West Style hotel called "The El Rancho" in Gallup, NM.

    Well it looks like I am posting Hotels today...
    This next B&W is the Old "Strater Hotel" Built in 1887, located in Durango, Colorado.

  • shawncshawnc shawnc Registered Users Posts: 334 Major grins
    edited January 15, 2021

    One more image, Not for consideration in this mini, but it is a centered comp.
    This image to brings a smile to my face.
    This is "The Lovers". Saguaro Cactus, Frolicking around "Organ Pipe Cactus SP".
    They are not so out of place, as you can see, But they are the only ones engaged.
    I found a painting on a wall in the town of Ajo, Arizona, a few miles from these Saguaro that depicts these two as... "The Lovers".

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,730 Major grins
    edited January 16, 2021

    Thank you for an unusual theme for this mini, Pieter. Took a while to find some entries, but here are a few.

    1) Island seen on the way to Alaska

    2) Lion resting in Kruger National Park

    3) Ceiling detail in Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere in Lyon, France

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Major grins

    I have been unable to find what time zone NWE time is in.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,834 Major grins

    Great theme! I seem to have quite a few of this type.

    Fred in a field

    Anemone

    Ship on the horizon

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,730 Major grins

    Yes, I couldn't find NWE time either. If my images were added too late, happy to have them entered just for fun. :smile:

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,606 Major grins

    Since Pieter is based in Belgium, I assume it is Northwest Europe time?

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Major grins

    That's what I thought too, but it wasn't on the official list I looked at.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,445 Major grins

    This mini is now closed, now it's up to me to do the judging. I hope to do that today or tomorrow.

    P.S.: NWE time is indeed North-West European time, which is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) +1. The acronym is used a lot around here, never knew it was not an "official" time zone designation.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Major grins

    I don't know if it is official or not. I just couldn't find it. Google kept asking me if I meant NEW instead of NWE

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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