In the distance

If someone asks me what I like about a photo, sometimes it’s very easy to answer while other times it’s hard to put my finger on it.  In some cases, it’s not what’s obvious that’s appealing but what you have to look hard to see in the photo.

I love photos where at first glance my eyes are immediately busy taking in the multitude of details.  I’m not talking about photos where you are overwhelmed by too many objects in the scene.  I’m referring to photos where you are mesmerized by the richness of the scene.

This to me is one such photo.  I took many pictures right in front of a waterfall on this particular day with no obstructions, and they are great photos, but I am really drawn to this photo because it provides only a distant glimpse of the waterfall.  I love the fact that you start out in shadows and then move into the sunlight towards the waterfall at the end.  It’s like the shadows frame the scene.  There is just so much to look at in this photo, but somehow it’s not too much.  Ok, does this make any sense at all?  I know what I mean, but I’m not sure whether I’m expressing it well or not.   Whether I am making any sense at all though, I hope you enjoy this photo too!


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8 Responses to In the distance

  1. tadams4u says:

    you are right. Sometimes its the whole picture but often times it is something in the background or foreground that captures the eye

    Beautiful picture by the way…

  2. munchow says:

    I know from teaching many photo workshop that if you are able to articulate what makes a photo interesting for you, that is also when you start to take better picture. You don’t develop much understanding by just saying “I like” or “I don’t like”. I certainly enjoy the evaluation of your own photo. And you did well to capture a rich scene, too. It’s actually quite difficult to get this kind of shot to look good, because the contrast is just blowing the capability of the sensor completely out of range. But you manage to expose so that you got the details you were looking for.

  3. That makes so much sense! Thank you so much. Your comments and compliments mean a great deal to me because of your great experience. I am glad that I decided to follow your blog because I know I will learn a great deal from you!

  4. TBM says:

    I love the simple complexity of this photo.

  5. niki says:

    Yes what you write makes sense! I like the shadows and the sun light through the trees, that dark/light green. I love nature and this is a great picture. It makes me feel fresh and full of energy.

  6. Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it, and yes I agree that it is an energizing photo!!

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