Shapes, Curves and Shadows in Architectural Photography

Interesting sculptural elements become studies in composition at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

Here’s a photo with which I’m happy. It’s nominally an architectural photograph, as it features the bottom part of a sculpture at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. But really the image is an exploration in abstraction utilizing shapes, curves and shadows to produce an interesting and compelling composition.

In fact the shadows have been used to link individual man-made elements within the frame. And, of course, there’s no shadow without light.

So, while I prefer to photograph under low light conditions, both indoors and in the landscape, the above picture is an example that, with care, it's possible to make compelling images outside under very bright conditions.

Basic image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom A warm tone and gentle glow were applied in Adobe Photoshop.

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru