Definitely the most prolific contributor of images for analysis in this blog, Jenny Downing once more supplies something that “just felt right.”


Another minimalist still life, the tiny subject is very clear: with only the one droplet and a fraction of a leaf in focus, the eye is drawn to that one point, hanging off the vertical midpoint, at the double golden ration (0.618 : 1.618). As well as the obvious focal and positional highlighting, there are other elements which help establish that point as the key focus: the anchoring of the leaf in the bottom right corner to provide a key leading line, and the single, thin line of another leaf cutting across what would otherwise have been loose negative space as a framing element.

For “it just feels right,” this is one fabulously balanced, almost-abstract scene.

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