Thursday, January 20, 2011
So, after last week's Exploring with a Camera: Linear Perspective post, have you been seeing diminishing lines everywhere? I have! As I was going through photos of our recent trip, this one from the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid caught my attention. Art museums are so wonderful for their lines and wide open spaces. Many museums do not allow photography, but I love it when they do. I have to laugh at the memory of taking this picture. As I was shooting it, a guy walked by and gave me the weirdest look. I could practically read his thoughts, "You are surrounded by all of this famous art and you are taking pictures of a hallway?" What he must not have realized, is that I'm creating my own art.
As I was editing this image, I found it interesting from a compositional perspective because it was not symmetric even though it initially appeared that way to me. There is a top to bottom symmetry in where the vanishing point is placed, but that is it. The walls in the foreground, the windows on the right wall, and even the track lighting on the ceiling create a little more visual interest than if it were perfect symmetry.
But enough about that, it's time to Share Your View! Did you take any new shots using linear perspective this week? Did you find any in your archive you could share? There are so many different ways to use linear perspective, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've captured.
Link in below!