|Rachel at Lookout Mountain|
The composition holds our visual interest well. The curving line of the balcony pairs well with the curving line of the more distant lookout as well as the curvature of the landscape and the shadow on the land. Meanwhile Rachel is positioned at an opposing angle to the curve, drawing our focus to the model. Her position in turn moves us to see what she's looking at, and we notice the gorgeous view with the rainbow of colors on the horizon line.
But mostly, I just love this photo. It's one of those rare photos that are just great without editing.
I think the reason I really like this photo because its goodness was such a surprise. The seahorse exhibit was very dark and they were moving quite a bit, so I was certain that all my photos would come out blurry and gross. Instead I wound up with a crisp, clear photograph. I particularly like the subdued, cool color scheme. The patterning on the seahorse also stands out very well. The black background of the tank enhances the colors of the photo and creates sense of space in the photo. Rather than a 2D image, this photo speaks to the 3D reality, giving the viewer a much better sense of dimension. This is furthered by the seahorse's floating position between the two pieces of green coral.
I really don't have much to say about this photo. I think it's awesomeness speaks for itself. Obviously, I was thinking strongly about composition when I took this. I made sure that 1) the camera was on the same plane as the crocodile's floating head and 2) the camera was looking through some the foliage, giving the photograph a feeling of being out in the wild. This latter effect also enhances the drama of the photo, giving it a more realistic feel. And yep, that's all I have to say. Jen and I will see you Monday!