Toshio Shibata, Red Bridge, Okawa, 2007

Part of the OCA course suggested an analysis of the image in this blog (P42).

Initial impressions were that the main subject is the path/road running from left to right, framed by a series of red A frames. The path being across the gorge to the vaguely lit wooded area in the background.

The high and bright sunlight really enhances the shape of the A frames and the shadows the depth of the gorge. Although the image title is entitled Red Bridge, the colour is washed out by the side lit and strong light and so, for me, isn’t the dominating feature of the bridge, which is the A frames.

The notes taken on my iPad re:composition and subject outline below.

REd bridge