Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This photo of a Frenchman weeping was taken on June 14, 1940 during World War II as the Germans were marching into Paris. It was retrieved from the National Archives ID# 208-PP-10A-3

Although it is quite different from the example, it is in my opinion a well composed photograph. The dark attire of the women on either side of the man in the center immediately draws focus to the man. Also, taking the picture from slightly below eye level puts the man's face near the top of the frame with the other faces moving towards the middle third as you reach the vertical edges of the picture, forming a sort of inverted V of faces.
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