Sometimes, just a part of the whole picture is just as powerful or more powerful in emotion as the whole.
This shot is the right hand of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C. The beauty in the details of the hands tends to blend in with the image of the whole memorial–this image brings that beauty out.
One creative technique I use is to “chop up” a subject into its individual parts. Want a photography challenge? Pick one subject and focus on each individual part.
Focusing on one element applies to writing as well as photography.
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