Friday, January 31, 2014

Fascinating and Strong Composition by John Anthony Muth

This iconic baseball photograph by Charles M Conlon in 1910 represents to me some of the very best in artistic photography,  Although this photo was never intended to be artistic in nature the dynamics of the composition are undeniable.  The implied lines of the umpire, Jimmy Austin the third baseman and Ty Cobb the base rummer keep the viewers eyes constantly moving throughout the photo.  Combine the eye movement with the stop motion (with a slight blur) of the dirt flying up off the ground, captures the "action" in a way which few other photos can.

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