This is probably the last photo I'll be showing you in a series that I've taken recently of the Corus limestone works in Shap, Cumbria. (Hurray! I hear you cry! :-)
From this location at the front of the factory the place is a visual and literal mess with broken down fencing, heaps of limestone and overhead power cables everywhere.
At one point I put my camera bag down on the grass to change lenses - I chose a spot that didn't have much snow but when I picked the bag up it was covered instead in a fine grey ash.
Visually cluttered scenes like this can be extremely difficult to photograph well.....just how do you compose the various elements of the smokey factory, the broken down fencing, the overhead power cables into something that works as a photograph?
The route I took here was to exaggerate perspective by using my wide angle Sigma 10-20 lens and I've composed the main elements of the photo so that there are a series of opposing angled lines. You'll see how the line of the smoke opposes the lines of the fencing and overhead cables.
For those who may be interested here's a link to the other photos of this factory that I've posted:
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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15 mm (35mm equiv.)