Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.


When I think about what motivates me to make a photograph, it is often the graphic elements that the scene contains. That may be related to the lighting, as in my last blog post where half the pyramid was in bright light and half in shadow, or it may be related to the shapes and lines in the scene, or even the arrangement of the colors.


It's pretty easy to tell what made me take this one!  All those straight lines made by the bright columns, along with the dark lines formed by the handrail cutting through the frame at an angle. When composing this one I maneuvered into a position where all the columns overlapped each other, so as not to break the pattern.

by Howard G

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