52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 14 Centre Frame

This week’s challenge calls for an image with the subject in the centre of the frame that somehow portrays loneliness.

Tricky. Clearly, isolating the subject is a sine qua non in order to achieve the required mood, but for the additional poignancy of loneliness here is a broken egg, which must have been stolen from a nest, most likely by a predatory bird which then dropped it.

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Centred

This week we focus on images that, with a healthy disregard for the rule of thirds, are intended to be placed in the middle of the frame: to be literally the centre of attention.

This image was taken looking down a corridor in the cellars of a wine-producing chateau in the Bordeaux region:

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Flowers are a very obvious ‘centre-friendly’ subject – particularly when photographing buds, before the petals start to compete for space in the frame:

Also, of course, anything circular has an obvious central focus, be it wheels or even fireworks:

And finally this is just one of my most favourite images: it was taken looking directly upwards to the ceiling of the reception area of the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Those lanterns are between six and eight feet high when you see them sideways on from the second floor.

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Centred