TheMOFMan’s Answer to B&W Sunday: Diagonals
So, the latest photography challenge by Paula Borkovic over at Lost in Translation is meant to get photographers thinking about using diagonal elements and aesthetics in composition. This prompted me to post a shot from my Hammer Home Street Photography Project.
Locke Street South is a popular, trendy, business and residential district in the city of Hamilton. It has an interesting history that goes back to a couple decades before Canada became a nation. The look and sounds of this area are a welcome blend of that which is classic with the contemporary. Deceptively, it appears as though this little spot is completely self-sufficient from its surrounding neighborhood and metropolis.
I wanted to make a landscape of Locke South that would convey that proud sense of independence. The best way for me to do it was as an aerial with the district running from the lower left corner to the upper right, and having the lush suburban canopy flanking the street towards the opposite corners.
My overall aim was to show just how cozy and tight-knit this community appears to be in a single shot.