When I looked at this photograph what I really noticed was that there were areas of really interesting detail. I found myself looking at pictures within a picture. I found myself really intrigued with the textural detail of the clouds and recognised there was so much detail in this image.
When there is a lot of detail in an image, it is important that the image feels balanced; otherwise areas of an image can become neglected and sort of orphaned…. so the image as a whole loses something at the expense of the detailed areas.
What I have done below is to divide the photograph into quadrants, and examine each quadrant as if it were an image on it’s own. I asked myself whether each of the quadrants within themselves were interesting enough to stand on their own .. and whether to my perception each was balanced and had interesting pockets of areas which my eye can explore.
It might be an interesting exercise to also try this with some of your own images which have a lot of detail; to determine whether there are any areas of the image which become ‘orphaned’.. or whether there is a fairly equal weight of detail in each quadrant.
This is a great activity however for any image.. just to determine whether it feels balanced and if every part of the image is contributing to the whole.