52frames: Unchain my heart

by Lee Santiva February. 11, 2020 306 views
Unchain my heart, set me free

Unchain my heart, set me free

Week 6: Rule of Thirds on 52frames.com

The inspiration for this photo is Valentine's Day on February 14th.
All over the world lovers place a heavy metal lock in a public location (bridges and other structures) as a symbol of their love. However, not everyone is happily in love on Valentine's Day.

This photo speaks to all the broken-hearted people who cannot get over a lost love.

When I saw the strong lock on a very heavy chain, I heard the Joe Cocker song in my mind: "Unchain my heart, set me free...'cause you don't love me no more".

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Buster Bruce 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Lee- the image in and of itself is compelling. I noticed that the lock is placed in a position along the chain that locks nothing. It makes me think- so many people have placed locks and chains around themselves when in fact those locks do nothing and the chains can easily come off freeing them to be themselves. All that from your image! grinning

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Lee Santiva Replied to Buster Bruce 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow, that‘s really insightful! Indeed, nothing is „locked up“. Nonetheless its hard to see the situation objectively when you feel emotionally so „trapped“. 
I‘m so glad you shared your thoughts on this image - really interesting aspect I had not considered!

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree with Benny, the red lock really stands out and I like the diagonal composition. Well done!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Bethany, diagonal is unorthodox for rule of thirds composition which is usually up-down, right-left linear in the layout. I'm curious what the reaction will be on 52 frames...

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Benny Law 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The colour of the padlock works really well for this photo.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Benny Law 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Benny! I'll be posting a  heart lock series for Valentine's Day

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