Waitress and Barrel Table


The camera is pointed at the barrel, but notice how your eye is drawn to the softly focused waitress in the monochrome shot. She is near, but not on a 1/3 line and the building adds a near-negative space, isolating her. Adding color adds dimension to the flat shot and your eye focuses on the stool, despite the pretty lady’s blue shirt. This is because the man’s pink shirt and bright background competes for attention, and the waitress actually disappears more than in monochrome. In black and white shots


Granada, Spain, July 2014