Implied Lines & Thirds

Leaf Fountain, Bellagio Conservatory
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photos that make an impression often employ more than one composition technique. In this image the three bronze leaves, which poured water onto flowers below, suggest a diagonal line leading from the upper left toward the bottom right. And they are placed in the left two-thirds of the frame, creating a pleasing feeling of balance. Finally, the extra room on the right side of the picture provides the (invisible) water room to flow across the frame.

Learn to make a stronger impression with your pictures by applying the Fundamentals of Photo Composition in my class on April 8, 2023, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.

By the way, the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden display changes with every season. I made this photo during autumn.