Photography 101 Day 15: Landscape & Cropping

Today, snap a picture of a landscape. Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole, like the shot above of the English countryside in Kent — rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.

Thunder storm working up over the Shenandoah Valley
Thunder storm working up over the Shenandoah Valley

Above is a photo I captured one Sunday after church.  Corinne and I decided to take a day trip on Skyline Drive.  While up on the mountain we were able to witness the makings of a thunder boomer.  It was pretty awesome to be able to see this from a distance.

Rye Beach New Hampshire
Rye Beach New Hampshire

The landscape above was taken at Rye Beach New Hampshire.  As I recall it was rather cold that day and the moisture was heavy in the air.

Trophy Point, West Point New York
Trophy Point, West Point New York

This photo was taken on the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Corinne and I went to see Josh, my son,  a cadet there at the time.  The couple seen in the far distance is Josh and Ivy, his girlfriend.

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12 thoughts on “Photography 101 Day 15: Landscape & Cropping

  1. I really love the first one with the Shenandoah Valley, that hill stark against the clouds rolling in is truly awesome. Not to mention the contrast between seeing the city below on a clear day, and only seeing that hill on a stormy day. Beautiful shot!

  2. I especially like the first photo in this group. I also have enjoyed a giggle every time one of your other photos has popped up on my screen — where your foot looks like it’s stomping on a cloud. Cute.

    Thanks for liking my photo101 post about “Glass.” Have a great day!

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