Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Characters Leaving the Scene

I've learned a great deal from my father about photography. He loves nature photography, as I do.His photographs tend to tell stories, which is appropriate since he loves telling stories in person. While I lean toward simple compositions, my father's eye focuses in on interesting characteristics in a scene or moment.

Last year at the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival, I was channeling my Dad's eye for composition in this image. Instead of focusing on the Cherry Blossom branch hanging over the water, I tried to draw the viewer's eye to the fleeing ducks in the top left-hand corner of the photograph. They are the real characters in this piece.

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