For this assignment we were to create one compelling photo of clouds.
Set the horizon on the bottom third line so that at least two thirds of the frame is sky.
Foreground is important so chose your location carefully.
Make sure the picture balances – use formal or informal balance – symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Spend time getting it just right by cropping.
This is almost identical to the original which I seem to have deleted.
Cropped and removed blemishes in Photoshop.
I love the balance of the little fishing boat on one side against the dark menacing storm cloud on the other.
This cloud balanced itself but I took a few other shots to include some foreground.
It was hard to find an example of formal symmetrical balance. I used the jetty lightposts.
For this assignment we were to
shoot a landscape scene and arrange the shots using the Rule of Thirds.
To accentuate the sky put the horizon on the lower third line.
To accentuate the ground put the horizon on the top third line.
If there’s a subject or centre of interest, place it on the left or right line, don’t centre it.
Use the crop tool to refine the composition later.
Darwin City from Charles Darwin National Park
All 1/200 f8.0 ISO 80 4.10 – 42 mm
Darwin City from Larrakeyah
First three shots 1/1000 f5.6 to f8.0 ISO 200 to 400
1/500 f8 ISO 100