“The point is the most fundamental design element. In a photograph, for a subject to qualify as a point it has to be small in the frame, and contrast, in some way, with its surroundings.” quote from Coursebook
Types of situation which would make a clear photograph of a point
Boat on sea
Bird on water
Bird in sky
Plane in sky
Balloon in sky
People in remote scenes ie field or in a large building (church) or stadium or beach
Building in remote scene
Statue/ monument in park or public place
Flowers, plants, trees isolated in their environment e.g. Tree in field
Paintings/ works of art on a wall
Skier on snow scene
The couple embracing (bottom right) seem a fairly strong point in this photo
The Red Arrow is the only point here
Points in formation
Two points – both balloons near and far.
Two points – the surf board and the life guard
The one point (boy) in foreground
Two points – both skiers near and far
One point – the yellow flower amongst all the green
The lighthouse stands out as a point
The balloon is the point
Much clearer point with this balloon
The bee is the point (bottom right) amongst all the pink.
I have positioned the point (the downhill skier) near to the edge in the bottom right of the picture. I feel the viewer will pick this up in the foreground and will be taken down the line of the piste and into the valley and then beyond to the mountain scene.
The main point (the large green balloon) is off centre and again picks the viewer up and leads into the rest of the scene. The dot of a balloon in the background shows the direction and the movement of the large balloon.
The tobogganist is the point in this scene. He is just off centre but there is real movement here provided by the trail behind and the space in front. I feel that if the tobogganist had been too far too the right I would have lost the sense of speed.