Fill the Whole Picture

If you missed the Tech of the Month hosted by my friend Perelincolors at her blog and also here at the Photo Rehab, it is still time to join. This month was dedicated to image composition, and in particular to one of her most favorite styles. Here is what she said:

Photos are often composed to achieve a harmonic balance between the area filled by the image’s subject and those areas that are ’empty’ and contain no information. By getting closer or zooming in, we can fill the whole frame with the subject, and thereby include many details, add a certain level of abstraction or create a sense of proximity.

This month, Lucile and I invite you to eliminate all empty space from your pictures, to get close and to fill the whole picture with whatever subject you come across. Post your pictures with a link to this post and submit them to Lucile’s Photo Rehab to share your results with us.”

It took me a while to select my photos, but here they are:

  1. Windows from a museum (Museu do Frevo) in Recife, Brazil. Poetry in the window and view from the historical old center (Recife antigo).
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2. Glasses Stall at Amsterdam Albert Cuyp market – the market began trading in 1904, now over 300 stalls are lining both sides of the Albert Cuyp street. Stalls sell everything from fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish and spices to clothes, cosmetics and bedding.

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3. Artwork at “Dubbeltjespanden or Dime Buildings”, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, located at Mauritskade. This was a housing project in the late 19th century by the first cooperative housing association in Amsterdam.

The name ‘Dime Buildings’ has to do with the weekly dime dues that members of the cooperative paid to the construction company. By paying the rent and the deposit of the dime, residents would become owners of their own home after twenty years. This was ultimately unsuccessful.

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4. Cobble stones at Porto, Portugal.

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41 thoughts on “Fill the Whole Picture

  1. This is right down my alley! (And you’re not surprised by this comment, right?) Although my attention first was drawn by the sunglasses, I think the writings on the window pane and the cobbles are my favourites. The writing makes for quite different pictures with a very particular atmosphere, and the cobbles – well I just enjoy contemplating them.

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    1. Oh yes, I thought immediately of you, knowing that I was navigating in your territory!
      And because this is one of your talents, I’m quite happy to hear that you liked it! Thank you so much!
      Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. I LIKE them all, but I especially like the poetry in the window—good name for a book of poetry. A co-worker just published a book of poetry. You are not the only person who a badfish hates sometimes.

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