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“The Singing Tower” – A New Framing Idea?

I’ve come up with a possible variation to our image The Singing Tower, a Gigapan image of Bok Tower in Florida. As I stared at the canvas print on our wall, I wondered if a trapezoidal frame would work. What if I found a vanishing point by extending the tower walls up until they met (which happens to be about three picture heights above the top of the frame)? Then I could make extensions of the sides of the image converge at that same vanishing point. Figure 1 illustrates this concept. Figure 2 shows the results.

Figure 1 Figure 2
Diagram showing how to make the sides of the image converge at the vanishing point Our 'The Singing Tower' image with trapezoidal edges

I thought it interesting that the right edge of the image paralleled the trunk of the tree next to it. The left edge seems to do the same to the tree just to the left of the tower. That was pure coincidence.

This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed vanishing pointsAnnouced. It wouldn’t even be the first time we used vanishing points to construct a non-rectangular frame for one of our images (see Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier). But just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should (a sentiment I’ve previously expressed relating to “mirror” gallery wraps for canvas).

So, what do you think? Does its shape complement the image? Add your comments below.



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