Contrast, in one form or another, is always a part of successful, dynamic picture making.
Although contrasting elements sit opposed to each other, at either end of a spectrum,
our minds can also see them as part of a circular continuum - as we seek wholeness.
This is quite a fascinating phenomenon which serves to enrich our pictures!
My photo includes strong contrasts of :
values - Light/Dark,
line type - Curved/Straight,
linear direction - Vertical/Horizontal (and diagonal),
era - Modern/Antique,
art - Music/Painting,
age - young musician/Old Master's Paintings,
scale - Diminutive/Grand.
Did I miss anything? Lots of contrasting elements in this capture!
I'm linking into Exploring with a Camera - Visual Contrast.
Read more about contrasts from Kat (here) and at her link to Micheal Freeman.