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Weekly Challenge – “balance”

Welcome back to my 52 week photo challenge, where each prompt is designed to help you build your photographic skills.

This week we are exploring ‘balance’.

The most pleasing photos have balance; a sense of visual harmony.  Here are some of my examples

This view was bathed in the beautiful golden light of early sunrise. Everything is a similar tone.

balance your tones

This photo incorporates both the reflection in the mill-pond and the vanishing point; it encourages the viewer’s eye move through the picture.

incorporate reflections

Repetition give a sense of balance; it is comforting to the eye. I also find that items in ‘odd’ numbers seem to work well. The three seagulls seem to tell a story. I like to think of them as ‘three amigos’ looking for the best morsels on the beach.

look for repetition

Sometimes too much in a shot is overwhelming. When you use negative space, it is easy for the viewer focus on the one thing that you are trying to showcase, without anything else competing for attention. These dried up weeds were just sticking out of the snow; you know immediately what I was looking at.

negative space
use negative space

One of the best ways to create balance is with the rule of thirds … shown here by the tree in the right hand third of the photo and the ground in the bottom third.

rule of thirds
rule of thirds

Thank you for visiting. Until next time, Connie 🙂



I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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