So, what might constitute a point? My thoughts on this are that probably anything might constitute a point; its the relationship between the subject and the frame or the "whole" which determines whether something is a point. In the course notes, the example of a stone barn is clearly large, but its the relationship between it the rest of the frame which makes it a "point".
Some easily definable points:
- a "point" source of light - the sun at sunrise or sunset or a light bulb or a church window;
- a point by virtue of colour contrast, where a small part of the image is in a contrasting colour to the rest;
- duck/s in a pond. There might be multiple objects, but in a close group, which become a point due to the relationship between them and the overall image;
- as in the text, a boat on the sea;
- a detail, such as a keyhole in a door.
The project calls for a review of some prior images, so I searched some of my collection and selected the images shown below:
|Barcelona Square ISO 200 35mm f20 1/160|
In the first of these images which I selected the point is a couple sitting on some steps in the square. The eye is immediately drawn to the two people, helped also by the diagonals created by the pavement.
|Beach: ISO 200 50mm f18 1/160|
|Chicago wall: ISO 400 28mm f9 1/250|
|Castle chess: ISO 200 85mm f16 1/160|
|Bangkok window cleaners: ISO 200 300mm f14 1/125|