Photographers love sunrise and sunset photo opportunities because of the special light and vibrant colors. I’ve made many that are very unique in that regard. Clearly “keepers.” But the simple photo I made a few mornings ago made me feel “peaceful“ after I downloaded it into Lightroom on my iPad. It isn’t that great, but I need scenes like this to put my mind in order, as we continue to be stressed during 2020.
I saw this composition looking out the kitchen window last evening. I almost missed the light. Setting sun happens in seconds.
It’s always a good idea to focus on small details when composing a photo. And sometimes, a simple composition is best.
While wandering about the edge of a wooded area I came upon a fallen dead tree that was potentially blocking my way. I wasn’t going to walk into the woods so it was no obstacle, but it was a nice photo opportunity … especially the way sunlight was filtering through overhead tree limbs.
Folks like me who love landscape photography this time of year in SW Virginia have to be excited by what we’re beginning to see. A lot more to come.
I’m enjoying making photos where I can find them close to home, given travel limitations to landscape rich territory.
Cool temperatures and rain always brings out the best in Fall season Morning Glory flowers.
I’ve learned to always take a look around a subject as seen through my camera viewfinder before settling on a shot. That’s what I did here. My initial composition were flowers in a backyard garden flower pot. Glancing around I noticed a Hosta plant behind the pot was turning a nice shade of yellow, and to make the composition even better there was a cobweb with water droplets and a single, very small Lantana flower on top.
Coneflowers are some of my favorites. They have vibrant colors and lots of details when one focuses close-in. I decided to capture a sequence of one blossom as it began and ended in one of our flower gardens.