Composition – Triangles

Triangles in the composition of a photo, create structure and lead the eye through the photo to a junction with a composition line, either rule of thirds, or vertical or horizontal line. They can divide the photo into different points of interest, or can simply be the whole focus of the photo

The galahs in the featured image above are clinging to a dead tree whose branches form a triangle for them to bathe in the setting sun.



The claws of the red claw yabbie above form a triangle with the body, on both sides and above and below each claw. Even the major pincers on each claw are representing the triangle shape. Delicious to eat, we spent quite a few days gathering them from the pots in Lake Maraboon  at Emerald.

_DSC4652 The bird sits on a dead branch which traverses the image from the lower left to the top right and divides the image neatly into two triangles.


The valley of the mountains forms a triangle and divides the photo neatly into triangles.with the trees creating the formation, on either side of the photo,


From Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, the brown bears  head fills the image, however, his nose and mouth form a triangle in the right hand side of the photo_DSC3660-2

This cute little squirrel sits in the fork of a tree, creating a triangle in the image.


The water of Carnarvon Creek in Carnarvon Gorge, forms a triangle through the lower part of the image. The grass on the left forground creating a triangle, breaking up the lower part of the image where the creek narrows over the rocks.

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