Each day, for God knows how many days now, I sit in my study in front of an iMac screen and watch the rain fall. It seems to have been happening for so long that I can’t remember when we last had a dry day! Our Victorian house has sash windows and raindrops hang on the bottom of the middle rail of the window in a long line. Last week I decided it was about time I took an image of these drops that hang there, suspended in space. Click on any image to see a higher quality enlargement.
A few days later, while working on this image, I looked up at the window again and spotted the relationship between the screen and the latest set of raindrops that hung there on the middle rail like their predecessors. I saw the potential for an image of the sash window and the screen image counter-balanced? So I set the Canon G10 to 400 ISO and fired off a few shots. And to my very great surprise the images looked OK: the light balanced. In fact it required less post-processing than many of my images. Below are two different versions of the ‘Double Take’. But which is the better of the two?
The first shows almost all of the screen image with the offset window.
But compositionally I think the second squared image is stronger showing the inter-relationship sufficiently; homing in on a small portion of the screen with the window taking a proportionately larger space.
What do you think and why? Do post a comment and let me know your thoughts.