This week I was determined to get out of my studio and into the countryside in search of visual rhythm. A big storm was coming in with the promise of snow so I was a bit rushed. I travelled up the valley and along a gravel road up to the Dyke walls. I was looking for old snow fences that were a bit the worse for wear because I knew there would be some undulating movement in shapes and angles. Also I wanted to look for rhythms in nature and to attempt setting up the photo in camera (something I struggle with).
This snowfence scent was set up to form the foregound and to act as a rhythmic grid that lets the background and midground peek through.
I edited by cropping and lowering the skyline and then cropped up to the fence. I think the wires and the slats create a rhythm.
I edited with levels, selective colour, shadow/highlights. I then finished off with a bit of posterizing to add more definition to the slats.
Olympus E M-5 - Focal length: 14.00 mm., f/8, ISO 1250, manual.
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