Week 17 : Balanced composition (is pretty straightforward, unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.)
This week’s photo challenge has me stumped. My research of “Accidental Renaissance” style directs me to Reddit’s definition:
- A photo that accidentally resembles the types of art popular from the 14th-19th centuries.
- Composition: Triangular/Pyramidial figures, Dynamic, assymetrical composition, foreshortening, and of course the use of the Fibonacci sequence or Golden Ratio
- Lighting: Featuring use of sfumato (blurring/softening of outlines) and/or chiaroscuro (strong contrasts between light and dark
- Subject: Landscapes, people, scenes, that feature one or both of the above.
So…these three represent my visualization of balanced images in the Accidental Renaissance style.
This YouTune video is the most “understandable” explanation of the golden ratio I have found.
Images submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.