I chose a flat frontal point of view, using the various elements of the alcove to frame the image. The outer shape of the alcove acted like a frame within a frame, thereby creating an enclosing effect. The colour contrast between the warm mustard outer structure and the cool blue inner alcove, helped in separation and draw the eye to the broken idol which was the Primary Subject. Since the broken idol will always be identified as a human element even though it is headless, it commands a huge visual weightage, pulling the viewers attention first to itself and then, because of the contrasting elements surrounding it, keeps the viewers gaze locked inside the alcove. The late afternoon side-light added shadow and gradations inside the alcove, thereby helping convert the flat frontal view into a shape with layers and depth. Just a little shrub showing on one side, symbolising life, acted like a second element creating a contrast against the lifeless idol.
| Nikon D800e | f8 |1/160 | 100 | -1/3EV | 30mm | IPX SN18 09247
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