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ÖBB, Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Austrian Federal Railways, Kitzbühel, Austria, Österreich,

Picture frames (IG)

Above/featured: On board ÖBB train, near Kitzbühel, Austria – 13 May 2018.

At what am I looking really? What I see is much more outside of the camera field and outside of the image itself. What I choose to show is constrained by the artificial border which I’ve imposed on what I’ve seen. Going further, I’ve invited the challenge of presenting only in square format with an “unspoken requirement” for central symmetry. But if done correctly, sometimes it’s the jarring “asymmetry” that poses questions about what’s on display. Whether or not images are compelling is left as an exercise to the reader.

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Home. Bratislava, 🇸🇰 – 20180517 (HL x70).

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I made all pictures between 2008 and 2019; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as Acknowledgements go to Amy for LAPC no.60 (24 to 30 Aug 2019).

14 Responses to “Picture frames (IG)”


    Your framing in your images is really great, Henry, it gives it a totally different perspective as a viewer. Needless to say that my favorite is the Hackerbruecke in Munich, because it’s my home town, and that is an incredible picture with the Liebfrauenkirche in the background

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia. It’s interesting to seeing and framing things differently, and even though Instagram (correctly) introduced portrait and landscape formats subsequent to their introduction of square posts, it was the latter “forcing” me to think about what it means to display an image square. That sunny morning hanging out at Munich’s Hackerbrücke was fun because it was during the morning workday commute with lots of commuters and trains. Every picture in this post has at least one person: did you find two people in the Hackerbrücke picture? Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!


  2. Tina Schell

    I must tell you Henry – sometimes you make me think I should have chosen a different passion! Your images of Wright’s Triangle and Tube Travel are perfection!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. I’ve been reading and embracing much about photography on history, technique, composition, and genre. I like to think and hope some of that background is changing the way I make pictures. I’m glad the Wright’s Triangle and Tube Travel are your favorites; did you notice there is at least one person in view in every image? Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  3. pattimoed

    Intriguing shots and great examples of the square format framing, Henry. You really created a sense of mystery in these shots, which is wonderful. The viewer is left to “construct” a story in answer to the visual mystery. I love that.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Patti. I didn’t verbalize it at all, but I’m glad you picked up on the requirement for the reader to construct their own stories out of what they see, perceive, and feel from each image. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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