Where shall I place him?

Where to crop and where to place the focal point are decisions crucial to the effectiveness of every photograph, and I readily confess that I am often disappointed with my own previous  choices.

In the case of the Weeping Buddha, below, I have chosen to place the figure towards the lower left corner.  Freed from background clutter and noise, I hope the space behind enhances the atmosphere of meditation, quiet and solitude.

Interestingly, if the figure is transferred to the lower right corner he seems to be facing the world rather than isolating himself  –  praying for a wider community.

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8 responses to “Where shall I place him?

  1. Absolutely! Such a small change, such a powerful difference.

  2. This is where I envy the true artist – who seems to know the answer instinctively!

  3. Love the thoughtfulness behind these.. lovely work Louis

  4. Many thanks Helen. I appreciate your comment.

  5. Gigi Galore

    Yes. Your words convey such peace Louis 🙂

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