Secondary role


Windows and doors are interesting main subjects. But they can also play a secondary role. Since their geometric shapes are mainly squares and rectangles, they are perfect for framing primary subjects or points of interest. I was at this antique house (over a century old), and I was composing a shot of the old, open window (the white checkered design in the sliding shutters are made of local capiz shells). Then out of the blue from the inside of the house, a photo buddy suddenly appeared and was bent on taking a shot perched on the window. I pressed the shutter. The window was now relegated to an important supporting role – nicely framing the main subject. It is with situations like this that one has to be ready, from shifting composition to changing focal points, with literally “finger on the trigger.”


7 responses

  1. This is really beautiful. I love the little girls look of concentration!

    July 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

    • Junsjazz

      Glad you like it Bob! Thanks!

      July 3, 2013 at 4:20 am

  2. Beautiful shot. I love shooting doors in particular and have quite a large collection. I find them so intriguing and full of mystery, it’s difficult to express. The older the door the better too. It probably is to do with the symmetry that a door or window offers that appeals to the eye and the brain.

    July 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    • Junsjazz

      I too have a collection of door images. I’ll probably feature them one of these days. Love too see your door collection. Thanks!

      July 3, 2013 at 4:23 am

      • Lol, I don’t know of many photographers who don’t have a collection of door images! 🙂
        I shall have to post a gallery of some of my Spanish doors some time.

        July 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

  3. fabulous shot, the way you captured the child concentrating taking her own photo is great!

    July 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thank you Heather!!

      July 3, 2013 at 4:24 am

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