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The Hub

The spokes that suspend one of the food bridges over the river Thames. It is one of my earlier photos - taken when I was still new to my 10D. The spokes are a great visual aid, and lead the viewer right into the subject. I've named this photo "The hub" to challenge the usual preconception that hubs are supposed to be round. This hub isn't round at all, yet performs the same central role.

=-= Moved homepage =-=

For those who are frequent visitors of my blog, you'll probably notice that Shutterchance now redirects you to a new location. Please update your bookmarks to find me at http://duane.shutterchance.com. Why the move? There's a brand new homepage that's going to be put up at www.shutterchance.com (my old address). It's going to be the "glue" that joins the site together. There you'll be able to navigate between the various blogs on Shutterchance, find out which are our hottest blogs etc. It is going to be great and it's going to be here soon!

The Hub

The spokes that suspend one of the food bridges over the river Thames. It is one of my earlier photos - taken when I was still new to my 10D. The spokes are a great visual aid, and lead the viewer right into the subject. I've named this photo "The hub" to challenge the usual preconception that hubs are supposed to be round. This hub isn't round at all, yet performs the same central role.

=-= Moved homepage =-=

For those who are frequent visitors of my blog, you'll probably notice that Shutterchance now redirects you to a new location. Please update your bookmarks to find me at http://duane.shutterchance.com. Why the move? There's a brand new homepage that's going to be put up at www.shutterchance.com (my old address). It's going to be the "glue" that joins the site together. There you'll be able to navigate between the various blogs on Shutterchance, find out which are our hottest blogs etc. It is going to be great and it's going to be here soon!

comments (5)

  • Funmi
  • 6 Feb 2006, 06:35
nice shot...
Once a great photographer told me that making the centre of the shot my focal point wasn't a good idea, he mentioned the rule of thirds to me. Now he's got a shot of a hub on his blog with the contradiction to it. Do I (a) shoot him (b) shoot him or (c) shoot him?
There are several rules... of which the rule of 1/3rds is just 1. This image follows the rule of diagonals. tongue
  • mr skee
  • 6 Feb 2006, 23:36
lol...rules...made to be broken!
This is by far my favorite discussion in photography! I'm glad we're discussing it like rational people. To say that photographs have to follow the rules all the time is ludicrous; anyone who states such nonsense is pompous and ignorant. The rules in photography are principles. "Don't shoot subjects in the middle of the day; it provides harsh light and no shadows." That's a principle not a rule. The same goes with the rule of thirds, composing a shot with the horizon line directly center, etc. Sometimes centering subjects enhances the photograph. And, as I always state, if we all followed the rules every day with every photograph, we'd all get bored very quickly. To only follow the rules is to never "see" or experiment in photography. When someone tells me I didn’t follow the rule of thirds, I usually take it as a compliment.

Nice capture here, Duane. The exterior lines draw you into the image, almost like a tunnel or like going through light speed. I'd appreciate to see this in BW with some added contrast; that would also make for a striking image.

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aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO200
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