whether the image would have benefited from clouds. I don’t know if it would have cluttered the image too much or not. There already is a lot going on in the photo because of the reflections.
I usually like clouds because they catch the color in the sky. In this photo, though, there was a lot of color--from purple to orange. They work well together because they are complimentary colors. This is a composition tool that I don’t tend to focus on very often—simply for the fact that I think all colors in nature work together. Perhaps if I didn’t work with landscapes so much, I’d pay closer attention to colors. I did however notice, in this instance, how the colors worked.
I chose to shoot this image in a vertical (or portrait) orientation. It wasn’t a hard choice because there was a pilon that would have cut a horizontal (landscape) orientation image in half. So, to avoid it, I simply flipped my camera vertically and eliminated the pole entirely. The traps with the buoy are actually right up against the pole.
Again, as I stated, I am trying to push myself outside my comfort zone, and I have. I’m sure I’ll revisit this location again in the future to continue to try to improve upon this image.
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.