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    Post Images here using the power of triangles

    I posted this recently under Landscapes but have decided to give it its own thread where those interested in this can post images using the power of trianges so we can all learn from the exprience.

    I am interest in whether others consciously use triangles in their composition. I took the following shot while in the mountains recently and analysed it to see why I liked it. On review I noted how the foreground was made up of many triangles of varying sizes and shapes. These give the shot a lot more interest as each seems to have it own foliage/growth and hence pattern and texture. I have been looking to see if this is repeated in other landscapes where different slops give way to different light and shade and hence different vegetation.


    Post Images here using the power of triangles

    I tried this on another location where I have tried to photograph the rolling hills of the Otway Ranges and it was not until I tried seeking out triangles that I was starting to get somewhere. See image below. While this is not the best possible shot I feel the use of triangles has strengthened the composition. Just photographing rolling hills gives a sombre layered affect while the triangles give much more dynamic base to the composition.

    Post Images here using the power of triangles

    I would welcome any comments and hopefully others will post images using this technique so we all see how and where the technique can be used to strenghten composition.

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    Technium, Cardiff

    I love triangles. This is the Technium building in the marina area of Cardiff Bay in South Wales. Quite a few triangles here, I think!

    On black

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    One triangle, coming up!

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    Red rag...

    The most powerful triangle. The bringer of life

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    Abstract triangles

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    A bit cheesy

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    Keep taking the tablets

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    Re: Technium, Cardiff

    Actually Colin there are 3 triangels there. Very creative.

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    Re: Technium, Cardiff

    Hi Rob,

    Great angle here. I like it. I have to do more architecture. I do not see it as well as I do landscapes so need to practice more.

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    Re: Post Images here using the power of triangles

    The triangles I was referring to initially was in landscapes to strengthen composition and I did not expect the response but I like it. This has opened up a challenge for me to do something out of my comfort zone and try finding triangles in manmade design.

    Your challenge then is to find triangles in landscapes like below.

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    Re: Technium, Cardiff

    Great variety here Steve. I see these angles but never think to photograph them. I need to change my ways.

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    Wow! Great pictures.

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    Re: Post Images here using the power of triangles

    Hi Dave,

    Another version on triangles, great to see - I looked at the image before I read the title and thought it was mountains not roofs. On a closer look the chimney in the middle gave it away. I do like how the brightest spot is right behind the largest roof/mountain.

    Good sky and good shot.

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    Hi Robert,

    I really like this one. A couple of small trianlges in the top corners but I like the way the small triangle in the middle/top spills down or opens up, whichever way you look at it, onto the main triangle. Great shot.

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    Church (soon)

    I was in town today and took the time to catch up on the construction progress of the church.

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    Re: Church (soon)

    Hi Pops,

    Very subtle. I note you even managed to create a triangle out of the tree on the left in No 2.

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    Re: Church (soon)

    Why, yes, I did plan that. Ummmm, yeah, I did. (Sounds good, eh? )

    I had not seen that aspect. I was just nettled that the silly tree had sprouted up right where I wanted to get the picture. I had to move about a bit to get as much as I did, without the tree becoming part of the main focus.

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    Re: Church (soon)

    Here is another view, with a few triangles. (Perhaps you shouldn't have encouraged me. )

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    Re: Post Images here using the power of triangles

    Rob, you suggested to me in another post (regardng this image) I should consider using a GG filter. I agree. This is a quick-and-dirty double processed ACR image blended in CS4. I agree it is better balanced than the blown out highlights of shooting almost directly into the sun. I do not have my calibrated screen at work so this might be a little off.

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    Re: Church (soon)

    You can't stop now Pops!!

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    Re: Church (soon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    You can't stop now Pops!!
    You asked for it:

    This is the one from which I took the crop for the first one I posted.
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    Keep in mind I am documenting prgress of volunteered work and material, not making art.

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    Re: Church (soon)

    Looks like a big project Pops. Are all the materials and labour volunteered?

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