Theme : Hills, Mountains, Rock Formations
Photo by Rod Boothman
Nikon D810, F9, 1/50, ISO 100, Lens: Nikkor 18-35mm
This photo is far more than what you think it is. It has depth, strong emotion and technically, it’s pretty close to perfect.
The thing that works so well about this photo is the placement of all the elements, this is what we call composition. If the composition in a photo doesn’t work, then the whole photo will not work. In the case of this photo, everything works.
Lets start with the horizontal lines. The lines are placed beautifully. They create an opportunity for our eyes to be gently lead into the background. One of the reasons is because the foreground rock formation is unencumbered. Nothing is in the way and nothing distracts us. Nothing in the foreground is incomplete. There is a relationship with every element in the photo. The foreground element makes the background element make sense. When this happens you get a powerful photo.
Congratulations Rod. A job very well done.
Amy & Paul
P.S If you didn’t win, it’s not because we didn’t like your photo. Every photo on this page is a beauty. We love all of them. We want to extend a big “thank you” to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.
Special Mention Entries:
(Simply click on a photo to enlarge and see camera data.)
Some fantastic entries again this month, it was extremely hard to choose!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your photos. You have done a great job. We have a limitation of one Winner and 8 finalists photos. This is due to the wonderful success and popularity of Focus Ezine and that we are now getting a large number of entries each month. If you don’t see yours here it’s not because we didn’t like it, it’s simply because of space limitations.
Please add your comments about any of these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.
Next Month’s (July) Theme:
“A Nice Shade Of Brown”
Earthy browns, sandy browns, dark browns, objects, scenery, creatures, things!… Good luck.