Tuesday, April 8, 2014


As I wander around with my camera, just looking, I find I'm drawn to simple compositions that consist of squares and rectangles. This gridwork format offers a lot of compositional possibilities, from straight-on centering to incorporating other elements that sit off-center, or that fill the lower or upper third of the frame.

Here you see one of my favorite buildings in Reedsport on the Oregon coast (which, every time I visit I expect it to be torn down and gone). The second photo is a reflection I found in a skyscraper in downtown San Diego. The third is a window in Portland while on a walk with Linda H. The last shot was taken in a fabric/sewing store in Eugene, Oregon where the clerk kindly granted me permission to shoot. ©Carol Leigh