This preventing a crisper and more vibrant result, driving

This picture is a zoomed
landscape style point of view taken from an eye level vantage point.  The subject is a branch, part of the tree on
the far left – set against the patterned background of squares, the building’s
windows – that has been captured on a drizzly day using those droplets of water
to help and build contrast, whilst the visual’s depth of field suggests that
the aperture (f-stops) is somewhere in the middle-left end of the spectrum,
such as f5.6 with a focal length that may have been 2.5-3.5 metres zoomed.  Albeit appearing a perpendicular shot, the
light register suggest a slightly closed angle from the window as the right end
of the frame is slightly darker and appears somewhat distorted in comparison to
the rest.  Meanwhile another indicator
confirming a more closed angle is the roof line in the immediate background and
the pattern lines of the windows as they gently lead diagonally and upwards,
right to the left.  As it can be seen
light was highly and naturally filtered via the cloud system.  However the high water content in the weather
helped distribute and contrast better the main subject against the otherwise
dull surroundings reflecting and defragmenting its rays bouncing back to and
fro the lenses, the glass and the subject. 
The noise in the picture can be attributed to the fact that due to poor
natural light, ISO settings were set at a higher grade for increased
sensitivity to light.  Also there was a
glass between the subject and the lenses, as there are some “dirt” markings,
engaging most of the bottom right third of the capture.  Those dust particles functioned as a filter
too, preventing a crisper and more vibrant result, driving further its original
colours range to the greyish and warm mid tones.

 

The picture works well
because the filtered light renders a warm feel and the rain helps enhance
contrast.  A close look at the image
fields reveal the rules embedded in the composition identifiable as the rule of
thirds mainly for the focus subject, leading diagonal lines, indicating flow of
time and space in both the focus, as the branch has been captured diagonally
across the middle third and the background’s crosshatches as the roofs’ lines
and most viewable buildings’ edges confirm. 
Another identifiable rule is the Fibonacci spiral (aka The Golden Rule)
in the background driving from the lowest background tree toward the higher
tree and encapsulating the higher leaf on the focus branch, whilst ending its
turns catching the second window at the right of the roof on the
background.  This factor might impact
considerations of image cropping up to the edge of the right end background
tree.

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The story is about
vulnerability and strength, it is about how human beings adept themselves to
‘weathering’ the patterns of life.  In
parallel to a commonly understood idiom that a photograph steals a moment in
time and space, so the leaf amongst many, a symbol of growth, fall and
regeneration, emphasizes in a western societal context the opportunity for the
self to ‘turn over a new leaf’ and thrive at the prospects offered by a fresh start
ameliorating impacts of earlier faults.