Final photograph in this series on working through the scene. I knew that I liked the relationship of these elements in the first photograph that I posted earlier in the week but I wanted a tighter crop. How to do this though? The first photo was made using a 35mm lens. If I stepped in closer to the bell, the relationship between the elements would have changed; perspective is determined from the subject. To achieve the relationship I was after, I actually needed to take a few steps BACK and change to a longer lens. By using a 90mm, I was able to remove all of the unnecessary detail and simplify the composition.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to know your craft (regardless of the media you work with to create art). Personal expression comes AFTER you learn how to use your materials. Don't worry about style; worry about being good!
Tomorrow I'll share prints that I'm going to be giving away. I may also post this in my story tomorrow so that you can take a screenshot and use it as a wallpaper. Not sure if anyone will go for it but it's worth a try right?
Ilford Delta 100