Another new home page image - Lake Windermere Jetty

Jetty, Lake Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, by professional photographer Rick McEvoy

A rare back and white shot from me. Taken a long time ago on my good old Canon EOS 5D, this shot is a composition rule classic.

Leading lines drawing you into the picture.

Nice and neutral blacks and whites leaving the contrasting textures of the ice on the jetty and the flatness of the water.

The colour version had lovely sunset colours, but the black and white version works really well, taking out the colour and letting you focus on those two elements.

I go on about breaking the rules, but the point is you need to know what they are, and apply then when you want, and break them when you want.

Here I have used one of the rules to great effect.

I am going to be focussing on composition over the winter months, taking an in-depth exploration of this fascinating subject.

So look out for more wise words from me on compostion, surely the number 1 building block to successful photography.

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I specialise in architectural, commercial, industrial, interior and landscape photography in Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and London

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