In this image the orange buoy is clearly the stronger point as it is a more intense colour, larger and nearer the 'front' of the image. The dark weight acts to balance it with a clear visual line developed between them, which is echoed by the barely visible chain.
The eyes have it!
Here it is impossible to resolve the image and ones gaze constantly moves between the 2 eyes, t6o an extent that is almost uncomfortable.
- It does not have to be a very large 2nd object to act as a balancing point in an image
- Being unable to resolve the composition is less restful, but potentially more interesting
- Colour, size and position within the frame all have a part to play when considering what is the main point of focus.