Friday, October 11, 2013

Red Dust Dream-Chum

A recent get: the dramatic ovoid clouds framing the boy make a sort of eye-rhyme with the painted cloud backdrop in yesterday's post.   Something else to notice--though it's hard to say if it improves or damages the composition: the way the bottom of the boy's shirt lines up almost perfectly with the horizon line, the place where the dry brush terrain ends in the distance.   Was this alignment planned?  Or was it just an accident that happened to make the photo look planned?   And here's the obvious aesthetic question: however achieved, does the line-up make the photo look too planned?