From Borough Market to Tate Modern

This week, Egidio hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of TWO RECTANGLES.

Where better to find rectangles than Borough Market and the Tate Modern in London? Narrowing down to specific locations helps me focus, avoiding the overwhelm of countless photos.

Here is a street on the way to the market. I have two main rectangular areas in the photo. It’s a useful technique that brings balance and harmony to the image.

Some square and rectangular windows while passing the Shard.

A line can create two rectangles in a composition.

The dividing line here is not so distinct but I just love the kids playing with bubbles.

Below I used contrasting colours to create 2 (or 3) rectangles. These are photos from the Tate Modern.

Art installation that illustrate how colour and lines show the rectangles in a single photo.

The building as seen from one of the windows of the museum creates a rectangular division in the landscape.

I am also linking this to Debbie’s 6WS

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Alison says:

    Wow so clever Teresa, the photos work very well indeed

    1. Teresa says:

      I was not sure if it would work out but I guess it’s ok.
      Looks like you’re enjoying your trip, Ali!

      1. Alison says:

        It was fabulous Teresa, but back in Perth now 🥶 trying to find the time to write up the rest

        1. Teresa says:

          Oh you are back. Will be waiting for your posts.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I’ve just looked at Egidio’s challenge and it’s a tricky one. Good response, Teresa. I love the kids with bubbles too.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, I know. It got my brain working haha

  3. Sofia Alves says:

    Wonderful post, Teresa. I love your photos from the Tate Modern. Clever composition, really showing the architecture in an interesting light.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Sofia. Glad you liked it. Usually at first, I am doubting my choices. But after a while and I put it online, it seems that it turns out alright in the end.

  4. margaret21 says:

    This is a very familiar walk to me and you have captured it beautifully.

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha walking this area is not exciting for you anymore. 🤣🤣

  5. pattimoed says:

    Great examples of the rectangles technique, Teresa! I really enjoyed your images and explanations. The bubbles image is one of my favorites. Also the fine art example. Great architectural shots, too!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Patti. Great coming from you. 😍

  6. Toonsarah says:

    One of my favourite London walks and you’ve cleverly found plenty of rectangles there for the challenge 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      I loved that walk too, busy but very entertaining. Thanks, glad you found my rectangles, which I had difficulty in finding at first.

  7. Walking Away says:

    One of my favourites too.

    1. Teresa says:

      It is a great walk, right? Thanks for the comment.

  8. Egídio says:

    Teresa, what a wonderful post and perfect photos for the challenge! You had it all in your post. The opening image, the blue awnings, the windows, etc. I especially loved the kids with the bubbles. The fence behind them divide the image perfectly well, especially with the blue sky above. The closing image is also amazing. Excellent choices! Thanks for sharing such great photos and examples.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Edigio for this challenge, it made us all think and sometimes even start a discussion about it. As for me I believe I often use this concept automatically already not really knowing what it’s called. Glad you liked my choices.

  9. klara says:

    great response to both challenges.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for the visit and for commenting.

  10. JohnRH says:

    Excellent. The orange suit workers, bubble players, and final building are among my many faves.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot John.

  11. scooj says:

    Some wonderful street observations.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks 👍

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