August is coming to an end and so is summer. I found many opportunities to compose and create pictures. In this post I present my personal favourites and put a few words into the process behind.
On a rainy day in our summer house in Denmark, we pulled out a couple of puzzles. I realised that you get to study a picture in great detail during the assembly process and thought it could be fun to make a puzzle with one of my own photos.
So it became a challenge to spot a motive that also would make for a great puzzle. The shot from Södermalm worked like a charm. The mooring not only creates an interesting composition but is also a great help when laying the puzzle. The view of Flottsbro will probably be somewhat harder as a puzzle, I haven't ordered yet.
While the camera by default shoots 4:3 format, I sometime edit and crop to other formats. In particular I like the square. I find that it works well for flowers and closeups. It can also help overcome an issue you get with the fisheye camera of smartphones: Straight lines are distorted especially close to the camera and near the edges. A technique I found that works is to be very careful to hold the phone straight, not centrering on the motive when shooting but crop a square composition after taking the shot. I used this technique with the three shots below.
I switched from iPhone X to iPhone 12 over the summer, maybe you see a difference?