The Unexpected Circles…
Greetings Holy Crop Readers. It has been a while since I posted due to a three-week excursion in Costa Rica teaching a Worldesigns Photo adventure. Internet is still spotty in the rainforest and time was limited. I am back now and ready to resume some crop discussions.
This is an unexpected turn in the Crop Circle series as I was faced with an actual circular capture in the field.
Sloth through the scope via iPhone – Costa Rica
When working with a guide’s spotting scope the possibility of a circular capture is present-especially when shooting through the eyepiece. Like the lens on your DSLR, the spotting scope throws a circular image. Shooting through this lens’ eyepiece yields a smaller-than-full-frame image circle on my iPhone 4.
The guide composed the image in the spotting scope and I was left to capture it as framed with only the choice to get the maximum circle possible. The circular offset in the 4:3 frame was unintentional. Had I my choice, I would have framed the sloth in-scope a little lower and a little right moving the face downward and off center.
It is getting time to have that circular composition discussion, isn’t it?
These circular images are starting to crop up everywhere, if you will forgive the pun.
Rikk Flohr © 2012