After posting the last photo of rusting machinery, I remembered this one I took of the old steam crane in the Jumbles Quarry. I wish I’d tried some different compositions as I don’t think this is the best one, but it’s the only one I took like this, regrettably.
Whether a photo should have a focal point is a bit of a moot point. I don’t know if this photograph suffers through not having one or not. On the one hand, the mass of shapes, angles, lines and textures make up for it, as there’s plenty to look at, and by cutting off parts such as the nut in the bottom left hand corner and the hub at the top, there’s an element of tension about the image, as the eye and mind try to complete the missing bits.
On the other hand, it may lose something by having nothing for the eye to fix on.