swirl as focal point
I find this image that I took applicable to the concept of “focal point”. It immediately forces the viewer to look at the center of the swirl, defining it as the focal point of the image even though there are other loud colors and a quite detailed background. I also found it difficult to focus on the background and surrounding visuals as I found my eye being pulled back to the center of the swirl as I tried. While the swirl is off center, it does not change the effect it has on the eye.