I am a very indecisive person, especially in choosing what I like and don't like in decoration, design and such. So this exercise was quite a challenge! Here it wasn't the scene that already existed and needed to be framed in a balanced way, but a scene that I had to set up myself with not so exciting objects. When I look at the pictures that are in the reader and 'The Photographer's Eye', I appreciate more and more how Michael Freeman can make an interesting picture of ordinary shapes just because of the way he designs the image. I even get slightly jealous at the person who designed our bathroom tiles. Not that they are pretty, but the positioning of the birds is really good:
But why do I think this is good positioning? Is it because there are all sorts of implied triangles, diagonals, curves, or is it just because the slightly different sizes brings a depth in the image? To be honest, I don't know! No wonder I have such difficulties with this exercise. All the more reason to look closer at other work and graphic designs. Here's my sequence of photographs that shows my positioning. I still haven't decided which ones I like best, so will come back to that later :-)
The fact that all points have the same size makes it harder to bring depth in the image and even more focus should be on the implied lines and shapes. I'm not happy with the way I've done this and do want to improve my positioning skills!