The golden mean – spiralling composition

Composition – The golden mean

Spiral, spire, I was out shooting the other weekend, with just my Nikon FM, 50mmF/1.4 and a roll of Neopan 400. I was out for lunch with the family, walking around the Kangaroo point area near Brisbane city.

I found this metal vertical spire which climbs about 10m has an interesting twist as it climbs vertically  I was able to position myself inside the spire and shoot up looking towards the sky. I opted to let the sky blow out in preference to have the inside metal frame work correctly exposed.

I played around with the composition for a little before settling on this framing, obviously inspired by the Golden Mean. Not something I actively pursue  hopefully it’s something that becomes second nature when you piece together a scene in your minds eye.

I like to think that everyday shooting is another days of training for your photographic eye.

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