Iced Maple

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Depth.”


Photo Challenge – Depth

I enjoy shooting Depth of Field photos and blurring out the background. In this shot I love the layers of iced branches on our Japanese Maple tree. Not every one is in perfect focus but it really creates a depth in layers and you can feel how cold it was that morning!

Wine Compostion

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”  – Ernest Hemmingway


 Better Photo Lesson 2 – Composition

This lesson in Better Photo was in creating a better composition when approaching each photograph.

We need to decide what attracts our attention to a scene and then defining that subject within the photo. Ask yourself “What is this photo about?” Sometimes this means to remove details from your photo or to edit out what distracts from your subject. The rule of thirds is a great way to compose your picture.  You need to imagine making your photo like a tic tac toe board, dividing it into thirds horizontally and vertically. You then position your photo at one of the four places the lines cross.

Assignment was to shoot images that demonstrate our subject decision, the Rule of Thirds and thoughtful orientation. Shoot showing the difference in a bullseye composition and the Rule of Thirds.  Also showing one photo in vertical composition. I obviously set my subject about wine and shot in three different parts of the room from different angles and set ups. The photo I selected was the gave the rustic feeling  and cropped it within the Rule of Thirds.