Posted on April 26, 2020
Week 17’s prompt reads as follows: “Balanced composition is pretty straightforward unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.”
I must be honest: I had to go away and look up ‘Accidental Renaissance’ when I read that. For the equally uninitiated, this gives a fair idea: ‘Renaissance artwork is instantly recognizable for characteristics like dramatic composition and a striking contrast between light and dark. Sometimes, these elements unexpectedly pop up in modern-day images.’
I’m not sure that this image really fulfils the brief, but the vignette is quite striking, and it’s nothing if not balanced. Of course it’s a selfie, but does that ornate masonry reinforcing rod makes me look like a little devil or an old goat?
I leave it to others to decide.*
* Oh. Apparently, ‘both’ is another option.