* Compose Yourself: Cee’s Tips

I’ve been playing around with a photograph of clouds, trying to examine it with Cee’s eyes.  What a task that is!  In her Compose Yourself Challenge #22, she shares tips on guiding the viewer’s eye where you want it to go.  The scene below took my eyes off the traffic.  Not a good idea, in retrospect.  The clouds appeared so unreal, undulating and heavy.  I thought maybe we were heading for a tornado.

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Although my eye is guided upwards by the light, that traffic is in the way.  Here it is, below, without traffic.  I’m not sure why the color is so different.  I prefer the tones in the one above.

clouds 2

Without the traffic (above), all I really saw was that bright spot at the top right, so I tried again.clouds 3

I still didn’t get what I wanted.  The clouds in the center were the most amazing to see in real life, but there those brighter spots seem to guide my eyes away the curvy lines of clouds.  Hmm.  I’m not sure what to do.  Start over?

6 thoughts on “* Compose Yourself: Cee’s Tips

  1. Pingback: CCY Gold Star Award Winners: #22 Guide the Viewer an Flipping Photos | Cee's Photography

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