Picture Within A Picture

This is a discussion on Picture Within A Picture within the Composition forums, part of the Photography Tips category; Here's a couple of pictures from a recent article I wrote on photo composition on "finding the picture within a picture". The picture below is ...


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    Here's a couple of pictures from a recent article I wrote on photo composition on "finding the picture within a picture".

    The picture below is of the carpenter's shop at the restored Ft. Vancouver complex in Vancouver, WA. It's an OK snap shot.

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    But exploring the building close up reveals hidden photographs that are much more personal and compelling (to me anyway). The picture below is of a single knot in the building's siding. It's called "The Carpenter's Eye". I found the optical illusion of the "eye" looking both to the left and straight ahead very intriguing and "eye" catching.

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    Hope you enjoy this "picture within a picture".

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    That is so uncanny! Usually when the "lets make this look like a eye" thing is done it all goes south. This, nothing had to be done but look at what was before you. This is what I really like about photography. So did you look at the shot you took to find this, or did you walk up to the building and see it there?

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    Great tip Thank you, Hub!
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    Exellent work Hub! I truly love this shot and your keen eye for finding that hidden gem amazes me.
    Something to learn from for sure.
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    Glad everyone enjoyed the hidden image.

    AKD200. Actually, as I walked up to the building, my eye was caught by the number of well defined knots in the wood siding. As I looked at them more closely, I eventually saw this image.

    Except for double checking the histogram when I was taking this picture and cropping the image in Photoshop, no post-processing manipulation/enhancement was performed.

    Thanks again,

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    That knot is unreal, well spotted now we all going to be opening our eyes I hope

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    Love it, Hub.

    How about we roll this into a challenge?


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    I have opened the window to look at this about 40 times. It is such an intriguing image...I wish it was light enough and warm enough to go out looking right now...I am sure there is something like that hiding beneath all this snow.

    I agree with Grandpa. This should be a challenge
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    Dane,

    Sounds like an outstanding idea.

    And I don't even have to search through my files to locate a picture to enter. Better yet.

    Be interesting to see what others come up with.

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