Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Natural Lines of Composition

One of the things that I like to look for when composing my landscape images is naturally occurring lines, whether its mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, rocks, trees or any other natural form in the landscape. Finding the right composition sometimes takes a bit of searching and other times the composition falls naturally into place. This image of the tree is a good example of composition falling naturally into place and was taken at Skaha Bluff Provincial park near Penticton, B.C., a popular rock climbing area, when I first saw the tree on a hike with friends I didn't have my view camera with me and came back at a later date to photograph the beautiful old tree using a 120-mm lens on the 4 x 5 view camera.

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