the beauty within the mundane

Stay at Home Order … day 18 plus 14 seclusion retreat days

pink!!!!

Nikon D750 f/1.8 1/4000s 35mm 200 ISO

Northeastern Colorado’s mundane landscape that speaks of the transition of spring’s awakening from late winter’s fading is a time in which I find myself yearning for colors other than the various shades of browns, yellows, and blue skies.

Nikon D750 f/1.8 1/4000s 35mm 200 ISO

After reading Fletcher and Hewitt’s ebook (A Journey in Composition) I set out to explore if I could open myself to the beauty within this time through various compositional elements of photography: leading lines, repetition, points of interest, complementary colors, and vanishing points.

Nikon D750 f/1.8 1/4000s 35mm 200 ISO

Nikon D750 f/1.8 1/3200s 35mm 200 ISO

A Journey in Composition, an ebook written by photographers Christian Fletcher and Tony Hewitt, outlines their travel across the western United States. The ebook covers fundamental aspects of composition, including color and interpreted composition techniques while paying homage to the techniques of the old masters – Stephen Shore and William Eggleston.

2 thoughts on “the beauty within the mundane

  1. I was struck by the colours and clarity of the 2nd shot – these compositional techniques – leading lines, repetition, points of interest, complementary colors, and vanishing points are all ways to make our photos more interesting. Funnily enough on my (almost) daily walks I am currently compiling a series called ‘ leading lines’ – as can only do one technique at a time!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a few words. I find that the contrast of browns and yellows with the blue attract my eyes, then it is the leading lines. The other elements generally appear after my mind begins to quiet down.

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