MIDLAND VIEW by ROD SMITH
Along the lines for our compositional gallery topics, the ‘Shape’ gallery provided a thoughtful array of images during August, none more so than Rod’s Midland View.
It maintains a simplicity of palette to allow the viewer to see the shapes without distraction. The circles in the window are dominant. However, they are encapsulated within squares and supported by rectangles! The parallel lines of the platform and train complement the geometry of the image, finished off nicely with the rectangular carriage windows.
And intriguingly, on a second look, the reflections within the carriage windows provides further shapes from the station clock, windows, roof tiles and building stone blocks.
But forget all the shapes, and you see a well-composed, pleasing image that works as a record of a view, but also a well-balanced, attractive and intriguing photograph.