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photoblog image Loughborough Market Place 7/9

Loughborough Market Place 7/9

There was recently a combined French, Crafts and Collectors workshop in the Market Place at Loughborough so, egged on by Richard (Trimage), I took my camera down.  Sadly it was dull, damp and misty so I only took the simple compact, hence these pictures are lacking a lot in contrast, and in some cases the Auto slow shutter speed has meant longish exposures for hand holding.  Still, I hope you enjoy them, I'm still a novice at this candid stuff.

Some judges suggest that 3 and 1 is a good composition tool and that is what I managed to get here.  I do wonder if the lady has just caught site of me taking the picture.

Loughborough Market Place 7/9

There was recently a combined French, Crafts and Collectors workshop in the Market Place at Loughborough so, egged on by Richard (Trimage), I took my camera down.  Sadly it was dull, damp and misty so I only took the simple compact, hence these pictures are lacking a lot in contrast, and in some cases the Auto slow shutter speed has meant longish exposures for hand holding.  Still, I hope you enjoy them, I'm still a novice at this candid stuff.

Some judges suggest that 3 and 1 is a good composition tool and that is what I managed to get here.  I do wonder if the lady has just caught site of me taking the picture.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Dec 2009, 00:24
Hmmm?

I wonder why 3&1 would be any better than 2&2 or 4&0...or even 53&39.

Beware judges with formulas, I say!


Yup...the Lady is on to you.
Brian Walbey: I don't always take notice of judges after nearly 40 years in camera clubs Ray but strangely sometimes 3 and 1 does work according to the subject and composition.
one looking
two unknowing
one indifferent
one peeking
one unaware....

smile

Nice little street scene..
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
You have definitely been spotted Brian.....RUN!!
Brian Walbey: I did move along fairly quickly Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Dec 2009, 07:04
fantastic another composition rule l have never heard of. Yep you were definitely busted
Brian Walbey: It's not a strict rule as such Tony but sometimes a composition of 3 and 1 comes out quite well.
I thought the 'golden rectangle' was the essential compositional tool.
If you told the judges about a special rule that you had used (but a figment of your imagination) and that they knew nothing about, they would be mightily impressed and give you extra marks ... Ha!

A good composition by the way Brian and I see you have usedthe 3 to 1 trick ... ;-) richard
Brian Walbey: I could have done with extra marks last year Richard, I only managed 4th.in the 2009 league, not good enough. I will try more 3 and 1 in 2010 smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 22 Dec 2009, 08:01
Very nice but I do think you were spotted.
Brian Walbey: I think so too Aussie, thanks for your comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2009, 08:35
She wonders what you're upto Brian
Brian Walbey: I was just about to make a quick exit Chris.
This feels typically English to me Brian.
Brian Walbey: Do you mean the scene or the damp dull conditions Chad.
She definitly noticed you Brian!
Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I moved swiftly on.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2009, 13:05
Not a rule I've heard of, I must say. he probably invented it himslef when he won the occasional competition! You'll have a fine social capture of Bristish life and fashion in the early 21st century.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. It isn't a hard and fast rule but surprisingly with the right subject 3 and 1 can work quite well.
She is not looking too happy, and the one behind is looking curious as well. I would have legged it.
Brian Walbey: I did move off fairly quickly Janet.

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