NATURAL FRAMES AND PERSPECTIVE

FRAME | THE WEEKLY WORDPRESS PHOTO CHALLENGE


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I learned to take pictures by copying other photographers work, especially the landscapes of Martha’s Vineyard by Alfred Eisenstadt.

72-Closeup-Dam-Mumford-MA-082516_006One of the first things I noticed is that he invariably had something in the foreground as well as a strong diagonal leading into the frame.

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And he used natural formations of trees and rocks to frame it.

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I do the same or, at least, try. Probably not quite a well as the master, but I aim high, even if I don’t always hit the target.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016



Categories: #BlackstoneRiver, #DamsAndWaterfalls, #Photography, Arizona, Composition

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20 replies

  1. Great shots! I admit, I generally just snap away with no thought whatsoever.

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  2. There’s a learning process involved, no doubt.
    Leslie

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    • Probably, but this particular part of photography I picked up from the get-go. Other things have taken a lot longer and some, I don’t think I’ll ever fully grasp. But this piece — framing and pespective — was “instant recognition.” I don’t always find the elements in a scene to make it work. Sometimes, there’s just nothing to work with, but usually — even if it’s a clump of grass behind which you can crouch, there’s some little thing you can use to frame and give perspective. The leading diagonal is more of a challenge. Some scenes simply don’t have it. Sometimes I give up on those pictures because I know they will look like nothing, no matter how pretty they look in the viewfinder. Also, some stuff doesn’t work as still photography. There are things that really need motion … especially wide vistas.

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  3. I see frames everywhere and you have caught a few good ones.

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  4. Oh number two is perfect. Love it.

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  5. Oh, I think you hit the target just fine, Marilyn. These are beautiful.

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  6. Wonderful framing in #1 and #3!

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