In the last blog post, I gave a preview of Circus Hub, the very colourful Edinburgh Festival attraction.
I had my composition, using the lines, shapes and colours of the walls, and I just needed to wait for someone to take a peak. People also give photographs a sense of scale.
Circus Hub is surrounded by a very colourful wall, and the same colour scheme is found inside. I can’t remember exactly how much time I spent, but I’d say it easily took me a couple of hours to explore the various photographic opportunities at Circus Hub.
The same colours could be found inside Circus Hub
Some of the details, like this fence, also provided interesting compositions.
I used the wall to provide a colourful background for the lights. It was a bit too early for the lit bulbs to clearly show. I wonder what the pic would look like taken a few hours later, during the blue hour, but I didn’t get the chance to go back.
When you are faced with a subject so rich in photographic opportunities, you may want to revisit some of the places you’ve been to. It’s very easy to miss a good shot, and the more you work your subject, the better you see.
I’m always intrigued by the contrast of man-made objects and natural ones. In this case, the variety of bight coloured regular shapes versus the more muted colours and irregular patterns of the tree.
This bench with the sweater makes me wonder who was there and what happened. If benches could talk, we surely would hear some interesting stories.
Another composition with the fence from the photo above, this time from a higher point of view. I was drawn to this composition by the light on the wall.
Finally, don’t forget to get in closer and look at some of the details of the scene in from of you. You may be very surprised (and delighted) by what you get.
Blue and yellow are two colours that came make your images ‘pop’
Moving to a slightly different spot, I managed to get only the blue and yellow colours in my composition.
Purple and blue are also two contrasting colours that can make your pictures ‘pop’. But I needed another element in the frame to make the composition more interesting. Fortunately someone happened to stop by and engage in a conversation with someone else. His feet provided the missing element in the picture.