Day 2

By: JosiahE

Jan 02 2010

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Category: Photo A Day


Focal Length:21mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

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I hope at least someone likes this picture because it would be sad to have endured the frigid blasts of wind on top of our hill to no purpose! I think feeling has finally returned to my cheeks so all is well. 🙂


7 comments on “Day 2”

  1. Ok, Josiah, I like this picture. 🙂 I love the deep blue color of the sky, and the “wave” effect of the snow! It would have been nice if you could have taken the picture before the marks of modern civilization were laid down…

  2. Well I like it Josiah so you did not endure the wind in vain. 😉

    The strong directional lines are great! And you have a nice background.

    I like how the white snow complements the blue sky.

  3. Looks like the polarizing filter did its work. This is a strong picture. The only thing that might improve it, would be to cut out the treeline on the right hand side. That’s up for debate though.

    Over all, I like this picture and look forward to future posts.

  4. Well Ben,

    It would probably improve the picture to cut out the tree line, but I don’t believe that is possible you can see that he is already pretty low. And to go down farther would start cutting off the tree.

    That’s my opinion.:)

  5. Just my personal preference, but I would actually take the shot on a lower angle to cut out some of the sky and get a stronger focus on the tree in the middle. But then again, I work with trees all day so it is natural that I would want more tree and less sky.

  6. Hi Josiah,
    I really, really, like this shot. The color wheel opposites, yellow and blue, and the dramatic leading lines make the image arresting, to be sure, and used as cover art for a music album or something similar, the bullseye composition is appropriately quirky and the empty blue sky on the right perfect for text. For this exhilarating yet pastoral landscape shot, however, I think you should apply the rule of thirds and and move the horizon, and probably the tree as well, out of the dead center. And, since the textured and twinkling snow is more visually interesting than the beautiful, yet rather empty blue sky, I would move the horizon up to the 2/3rds mark not down to the 1/3rd.

  7. Awesome! A debate over the composition of my photo! 🙂

    Thank you all for your kind words, I am glad that that my first real attempt at landscape photography has met with such a good response. Your encouragements has spurred me on to create even better showcases of God’s marvelous creation!

    Thank you Ben, ever since using my first polarizing filter I will not take pictures on a day with a nice sky without one unless there is no alternative. You make a good point about the treeline, the one thing that I do like about having it there is it helps to balance the height of the corn stubble on the left adding even more symmetry to the image. Really though, it is probably the interesting piece of corn stubble pointing toward the right edge of the frame that is catching your eye and disrupting the strong draw to the tree instead of the addition of the tree line.

    I understand your bias, Nicholas, having worked with wood for a few years, but I am not sure it would really be a stronger image to place more emphasis on the tree. I did try pushing in closer to give the tree more of the frame but, in my mind, the resulting image lost too much of the lonely feel of this image.

    Wow, Nawelle, after reading your description I had to go back and look at my work again to see what was so great about it. 🙂 You do bring up a valid point about the rule of thirds, but frankly, I think this image would lose too much of it’s eye catching, bullseye composition. I agree that the snow is more interesting then the sky, but on the other hand, if I lose the nicely placed cloud I think I would lose the image. I will take your points into consideration for future shots of this nature and we shall see what I can come up with.

    Thank you all for your support of this blog, feedback is what keeps me going!

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