Friday, November 26, 2010

Decisive Moment (1)


Which picture?

Selecting a picture from a succession of images moving past the camera.

In the days of film, choosing the “decisive moment” (Cartier Bresson) used to be difficult, but now with speedy shutters, and digital storage, it is not.

Rowers on a river. The single scull approaches the landing.

In the first shot the single scull is too far away and the double scull is too close to the landing.

In the second shot, the single scull is just positioned right with a pleasing cluster of boats and landing.

In the third shot the scene has fallen apart. It is unbalanced and there is no connection between the single scull and the double scull.

On the computer screen we may have two or three or as many as a dozen shots to sift through.

See a short video on Cartier-Bresson here on the decisive moment.

Canon 5DII, 70-200 (200), f4, 1/3200, Colonia del Sacramento 101010


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At December 7, 2010 at 1:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The moment of one's life! It indicated lifestyle. What's the lifestyle you like to be? It's in the beautiful scene.


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