Balancing figure and space

Drawing on the techniques learned so far in this course, I am to produce two images, using the same general viewpoint and composition, varying the balance of attention between the person (or people) and the setting they are in.



Two images taken at “The Clark” museum and galleries in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The first image gives context to the setting, the second  creates more of a balance between the observer and the observed.




In these two images the visual weight shifts from the two people admiring the view from the top of Mount Greylock to the great space beyond. The size of the figures gives perspective to the vast open space of the New England states that lay in front.