Another way to focus on a subject is to abstract it. Although this may seem contradictory, abstraction often brings out the very essence of a focal point. In order to abstract, the photographer/artist must understand completely the essence of the thing that is central to the work. This knowledge of the subject expands to include form, line, composition to create the abstraction.
This Opera House dome is breathtaking when viewed in person. Photographs of the ceiling are often visually busy and complicated with distractions. I chose to abstract the subject while retaining elements of the stunning architectural embellishments. Sepia monochrome seemed a soft background to make the individual elements pop.
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