Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge:

Landscapes:  Below are my entries into Cee’s Landscape Challenge



New York City Skyline from Ellis Island

The above photo was taken from Ellis Island.  I loved the way the lamp posts diminish into the background creating a sense of depth.



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NYC Times Square

I took this photo when my son and I visited New York City.  Josh is the one with a raincoat on, looking back and upward, in front of the lady with the umbrella.  I tried to use the rule of framing, as Josh is framed by tall buildings on either side.  For some reason this photo reminds of the opening scene of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, when she’s in the “big-city” and she spins around and tosses her hat in the air.  Josh kind of has that same amazed look.




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Sunset at Myrtle Beach SC

I tried to concentrate on the horizon line and the rule of thirds in the photo of a sunset at Myrtle Beach.  I hoped to place the couple in a place within the photograph so they would draw your eye to them first and then traverse “counter-clockwise” up and over the distant pier and then into the clouds above.




Rainy Day in New England

I took this photo at Rye Beach New Hampshire when cheering a friend who was running in a marathon.  My friend had already passed and I was walking back to my truck when this scene inspired me to capture it.  I love the way the autumn leaves are scattered on the roads pavement and how the lines of the road and direction of the stone wall carries you through this photo.  I also love the pumpkin sitting on the stone wall.  This is one of my favorite pictures for a few reasons:  1.  It’s a misty rainy day.  2.  It’s during my favorite time of the year-Autumn.  3.  I LOVE New England.

This post has been my participation in Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge.


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26 Comments Add yours

  1. snapsbynina says:

    great pictures!

    1. Thank you so much! They all bring back happy memories. 🙂

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    What wonderful and beautiful landscapes you have. I do like the photo of your son. The big city makes him looks small, but still in awe. Great choices. Thanks for playing. 😀

    1. Aww thank you so much and thank you so much for all you do with these challenges…you make so many of us smile. 🙂

  3. Simply Great Photographs! I loved the perspectives the most and compositions!

    1. Thank you so much!

  4. They’re all really good photos!

  5. cwaugh212 says:

    This is a beautiful collection of photos. Your commentary adds great context that enhances the beauty of the photos even more. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have granted this post to a Gold Star Winner for Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge with the topic of Landscape.
    Your entry was excellent. I hope you have a great week.

    1. Awwwww Cool!! Thank you soooo much!

    2. I’ve never a badge or Gold Star!! Can I use the Gold Star Award badge on my site? Again thank you for your kind comments.

      1. Cee Neuner says:

        Of course you can. Feel free to down load it. 😀 You are so very welcome.

  7. Your photos are beautiful! I saw your post via Cee’s Challenge. When I saw the name of your blog, I just had to follow (being a fellow redhead and all) 🙂

    1. Aww that’s so way cool! Thank you!! Us redheads have to stick together! 🙂

  8. Hammad Rais says:

    Very lovely captures!

    1. Thank you so much!

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