Focus on the Subject

This week Patti has given us the Lens-Artists-Photo- Challenge of Focus on the Subject. And not only that! Patti has also given us the different ways we can encourage the viewer to focus on our subject.

  1. Leading lines or repeating patterns.
Albert Bridge London
Windsor Castle on the flight path for Heathrow Airport

2. Selective focus.

Kew Gardens London

3. Color

Chihuly exhibit Kew Gardens

4. Contrast or focusing on eyes.

5. Freezing the action

Amanda Derbyshire at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida
Wheeeee!

6. Framing with arches, windows circles.

Pitzhanger House, Ealing
Wallace House Armoury London,

Thank you for this challenge Patti. First of all ,it gave me a chance to go through the archives and see what I had that might fit this challenge. Second, it made me think about the idea of how to guide a viewers eyes to focus on the subject of my photos.

Click here to see Patti’s original post and find links to other responses.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful photos!! I love the idea of using a window as a frame

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  2. Rupali says:

    Wonderful selection for the theme, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Rupali!

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  3. A beautiful collection of photos showing all sorts of focus perspectives, Anne! Well done!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Terri!

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  4. David says:

    #5 Horse and rider going over the fence is a classic image. Horse is focused on what is in front of them, while their rider is looking 2-3 fences ahead. I have many of this kind of image in my archives. 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m sure you do! It’s nice to have these photos.

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  5. Yes I remember some of the photos here, but I really like it to enjoy it with new theme. Photography has so much in it, you are making the subject photography broader 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Subbashini. I did include some photos from our visits to England for this challenge.

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    Beautifully done Anne. Not surprising that you’ve captured the action perfectly as well as focused on the eyes as your horse photography is always wonderful. In this set I especially loved the colorful Kew gardens image!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Tina. The Chihuly exhibition at Kew was a real delight for me.

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  7. Emma Cownie says:

    Chihuly exhibit Kew Gardens is fascinating. I love the photo of the horse leaping over the fence too!

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  8. Love all the photos. Windsor is magnificent.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It was just so lucky I got the shot with the airplane heading to Heathrow right overhead.

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  9. Amy says:

    Beautiful series, Anne. The horse eye is stunning! I love the bridge capture, beautifully captured.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Amy!

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  10. Leya says:

    Excellent choices, Anne, but that armoured horse would scare me to death If I had walked that corridor a foggy day…

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    1. anne leueen says:

      HaHa! Yes it would be scary. Thanks for leaving a comment Ann-Christine!

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  11. Beautiful images Anne, I especially love the way you captured the Albert Bridge with those gorgeous twilight colours in the sky xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Xenia. I love that photo too and wish I pull just walk along the Battersea embankment and see it again.

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  12. pattimoed says:

    Lovely collection, Anne, which highlight the techniques to lead viewers to the subject of our photos. Your shots of horses are gorgeous, as always. I love their wonderful brown eyes. So expressive. Your action shots are fabulous as well. Take care. I hope all’s well.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Patti. I thought I had replied to you earlier on my phone but it does not seem to have materialized. I really did enjoy this challenge as it taught me the various elements that go into leading the viewer to focus on the subject. We are all well here and I hope the same for you.

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      1. pattimoed says:

        So far, so good. Thanks, Anne.

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  13. All of your content is just amazing 🙂

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  14. Hi Anne – Excellent shots, and good illustrations of the point. Is the horse in the “wheee” shot clearing four feet? That must be a complete rush to jump a four-rail fence like that!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes that was a Grand Prix class and it would have been 4 ft . It is a rush but on the day I went I thought it would be great to go back to the jumper classes. Then the first horse refused out. The fourth horse ran out of one fence and dumped his rider head first into the fence. So then I remembered that jumping is prone to the unexpected as well as the rush. 🤣

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      1. I guess so! 🤕

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  15. Beautiful photos Anne! You’ve chosen the perfect matches 😉

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Ribana. It was a fun challenge this week!

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  16. JohnRH says:

    Great selections all. That armored horse looks like it could come down the hallway.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it does! Thank you for commenting!

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