Natural Framing

I love the little photography tricks that I have learned over the years from books, seminars, and my blogging friends.  One of my favourites is framing photos.  Whereas years ago I simply grabbed my camera and snapped a photo of something, now I consciously try to compose my photos before I click the shutter.  I love to find shots that are naturally framed by nature, like this one from a couple of weekends ago at Wright Point Resort in Port Loring, Ontario.  I have taken many photos of this island – there is just something about it that draws me – but this is my favourite daytime capture because of the way the trees provide a natural frame.

Island framed by trees

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22 Responses to Natural Framing

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Lovely shot.

    I too, have learned a lot from blogging friends, Cindy. The more I view Professional Photographer’s website images, the more I see too. Some amateurs also have that knack of taking a great photo that draws the viewer’s eye in and around the frame.

    We’re really lucky with the internet – it’s a great way to learn without spending too much money and the best part about ‘following’ or ‘subscribing’ to a blog, is we can also see how much we all improve on our Photography journeys.

    • You know, I honestly cannot even imagine what my life would be like without the internet. I mean, obviously we did fine before it existed, but it’s just so amazing to have the world at our fingertips the way we do. Absolutely every day I learn something new, and it keeps my mind exercised! I can honestly say that my blogging friends have been crucial in supporting me and helping me to improve my skills. Thanks for being one of them :).

  2. dorannrule says:

    Ohhhh – that is special Cindy! That is very special.

  3. Beautiful Cindy. Really well done.

    • Thanks Edith! I really appreciate that. Have you ever driven up in the Muskoka’s for a day of photography? If you haven’t, you really should. Photographic opportunities are everywhere!! I think Mikey and I are going to take a drive next weekend to check out the fall colours up in that area. When we were up there, they were just starting.

  4. bulldog says:

    Oh I love this Cindy… I’m afraid when it comes to my photography, time is not always there to frame and think of these things… that pesky bird is likely to fly off before one takes the shot… so a lot of my framing and composition is done on the computer… with a snip here and crop there, one can get to the rule of thirds etc..

    • I can totally understand that Bulldog. I love trying to capture wildlife with my camera, but most of the time I just miss the opportunity. I have been really experimenting lately with the settings on my camera, but a lot of times when it comes to wildlife, it’s easier just to put it on “auto” so as not to miss that great shot :).

  5. TBM says:

    Nice shot. I can picture Huck Finn living on that island.

  6. bulldoglinda says:

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Cindy this looks like a painting and I would love to have it hanging on a wall in my home. Well done.

  7. That’s a very good point. I love the way you combine beautiful photographs with teaching text.

  8. Phil Lanoue says:

    Natural framing indeed. Looks great!

  9. beckyday6 says:

    Prettyful, I loooooove nature!

    P.S. Don’t imagine me saying that in a really dumb superficial voice, because I really mean I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE nature, trees especially. 😛

  10. benzeknees says:

    Your photos are so wonderful!

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