Fog creates a mystic environment for photographers. While the clarity is somewhat blurred, it adds a bit of mystery to the images. Normally a clear lake on a sunny day, Bass Lake in North Carolina is shrouded in fog creating an eerie image.
Reflections off a glass building cast psychedelic images on an adjacent building adding intrigue to the photo
The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Here is a reflection of the landscape at sunset in a small body of water.
Striking rain clouds over New Mexico create an interesting image for cloudscape photography
Cloudscape photography is photography of clouds or sky. The sky is the single most abstract and dynamic canvas that a photographer has at his disposal. It is an endless source of inspiration that can change a boring photo into one of tremendous interest. Clouds can really either dominate an image or they can enhance the background.
Will be posting this week images of clouds as the dominant feature. Here is one with striking cloud formations in the blue sky.
What makes a striking photo? Often, it’s merely ordinary things composed in an ordinary manner. That’s because they always tend to have a single theme or idea, and because clutter is kept to a minimum. However, in this image, we are looking at the elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color) that turns a simple subject into an interesting photo.
This stone wall is softened by snow creating an order of lines, forms, textures, and patterns in a design photography composition
This composition has lines in the form of bricks, but random patterns of color graffiti bring a different sense of order in this design photography
Concentric circles of lights in a theater create a photographic design involving order
Successful photos rely on order, and the main elements that bring and emphasize order in a composition are: line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color. Every photograph, intentionally or not, contains one or more of these element, which are known as the elements of design.
Here is an image of pure symmetry (or order) …….
Taking a break from our previously scheduled images to post photos from the beautiful snowfall last week in Hickory, North Carolina. Mounds of snow at the eighth green at Player’s Ridge Golf Course.
A popular place to take photos with Dry Falls, North Carolina as the backdrop
As 2021 is close to ending, we post this week some spectacular photos of sunset over Lake Hickory, North Carolina. Here are images of brilliant clouds lit by the setting sun.
At Old Car City, with over 34 acres and over 4000 American-made cars from the early 20th Century, these cars, trucks, vans, school buses, tires, doors and even a few bicycles are placed in such a way as to be ideally suited for photos
Who needs a photo filter when there is a natural one readily available to block the harsh rays of the sun!
Tribal women graciously pose for a photograph on a street market in India
We end this series of images from Charlotte, North Carolina with a striking photo spot at night at the waterfall in Bearden Park
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, Kerala, India is synonymous with Kumarakom and backwater treasures of Kerala in India. There are so many facets to the Coconut Lagoon experience. The heritage of the old feudal villages of Malabar, The vast frolic of the Vembanad lake, The shimmering waters of the canals that criss-cross the property, all these together, they become an experiment in ecological living that remains startlingly different. It is located hidden among the palm trees on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad, at Kumarakom, at the mouth of the Kavanar River. It is set on an abandoned coconut plantation in the very heart of these fascinating backwaters, and has been designed to give visitors an authentic insight into Kuttanad life. The resort can only be reached by boat.
A bridge over one of the canals on the property offers a photo opportunity.