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This image taken by an unknown photographer has an interesting balance of size.


The empty area occupied by the sky and water is the same size as the area occupied by the subject. The area of the subject is then broken up into three balanced smaller sizes. The chateau, the tree and the foreground beach and embankment.

Reinforcing the well balanced composition are the interesting major lines in the composition. The three converging lines lead up from the foreground to a point to the right of the chateau. From there the eye runs along the horizontal line made by the shadow of the tree and the base of the chateau, after which it is drawn back along the line of the beach and figures to start the circuit again.

Balance of Size

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Chateau de Chillon” – Photographer Unknown

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