Wandering attention…


Driftwood resting temporarily on the shore. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Sunrise is blocked by thick clouds while father and son share quality time. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Rules can be broken. Artists, including photographers, know that light objects draw the most attention in a scene. Careful composition makes sure that subjects are either the lightest item in a scene or they are placed inside the lightest area to insure the viewer clearly knows who/what is most important. These two images break that rule; both images have the subject very dark with lighter areas away from the subject.

The effect of placing the subject outside the brightest area forces the viewer to look at the entire image. Eyes will wander through the image and finally rest on the dark subject. These both are complicated scenes, with multiple interest areas to be viewed and enjoyed. Despite these complicated scenes, the primary subject in each image is clearly evident.

Dimensional imageries…


Japanese Islands Chicago Botanic Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Japanese Islands Chicago Botanic Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

The third dimension of an image are suggested when a foreground, mid region and background are each clearly visible. Our end-of-autumn stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden this past weekend yielded multiple opportunities to compose multiple faceted images.

Willow and reflection copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Willow and reflection copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Changing temperatures and seasonal scenes stir up multiple feelings. I will miss the arrival and blooming of favorite flowers, as new varieties emerge throughout the summer. Yet this morning I was like a giddy four-year old seeing snow flakes dancing in air; the thing I love most about winter is snow-covered landscapes. The Midwest offers new diversity with each season and fresh elements for dimensional conformations.

Up toward Conifer Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Up toward Conifer Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Peaking in English Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Peaking in English Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

English Garden Chicago Botanic Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

English Garden Chicago Botanic Garden copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg