Last Sunday, I took a walk down to Tower Bridge, specifically on the north east side of the bridge to shoot the wonderful sculpture by David Wynn. This piece of art was unveiled around 1973 when I was 9 years old.
This image has a serene quality to it. Dophins are very mystical and it has been well documented how these wonderful creatures have a special affinity with us humans. David Wynn has capture the spirit of our relationship with Dolphins beautifully in his work here.
One of the things I am learning and embracing is how to work a scene. It is easy to take an obvious shot of a famous landmark, however, it is how the photographer interprets the image in his mind before taking the shot that can make or break the composition.
Knowing what to leave out is an important aspect to creating a compelling composition. Leaving out some detail can invite curiosity from the viewer - this can hopefully draw you into the scene looking for something hidden element.
The creation in your mind can be stronger than the final image or a perfect match. If the image is beautiful to begin with, it becomes a mental chess game between the mind of the photographer, the image and the mind of the viewer. In the final analysis, whatever decision you the viewer comes to about the image will be your creation, my job as the photographer is to present you with an opportunity to slow down, speculate, ponder, feel and then express yourself authentically, as the image has done.
©Mike Vincent Photography 2015