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This is a great photo by Tyler Reed. This really depicts what the west is and how vast of an area in may encompass. There are a couple of great things with this pic and that the lines, stream and clouds really draw your attention inward. The light used allows feature to show through and colors to become noticed. There are some simple things that I might change and that is putting a little more foreground and reducing the vast amount of sky. The colors in the sky are vibrant and picturesque.
This also came from Tyler blog. I really enjoy the contrast of the colors to the blurry images behind. The rule of thirds may need to be applied a little more liberal and the picture seems to be in your grill. However the lines draw you ion and the subject is centered. The two out of focus stems seem to be coming out of the picture at you and that keeps me going back into the picture. There is a possibility that you might try a shorter ISO to reduce over exposure. Great job and nice work.
This picture came from Zach’s blog and there are some great things about the picture the lines are there the rule of thirds exists and the subject is in the middle. The foreground draws you in an the left and allows you to leave on the right bottom if you wanted. The elephant in the room is the fact that the picture is out of focus. This could be the moment trying to be captured or speak deeper into the soul. Either way the picture or the qualities of the picture say great things for the camera man and the ideas behind him.
This picture taken by Zach Witt is neat in many ways. The cloud cover in my mind really traps the eyes to the focal point of the picture in the rock formations the formations have two distinct lines in the vertical which pulls your eyes upward and the horizontal that pull my eyes to the right as the line tips downhill. The tree seems to frame the left edge and drifts your eyes right. The cloud in the background slows my eyes and the cloud behind pulls the eye back to the left the contrast of soft native colors to the deep blues is nice and refreshing.
Cole Brodus picture of the rock outcropping is a good picture and the lines are nice in that it pulls focus upward and then back down. It seems as the picture might not be as crisp as he my of wanted and the addition of foreground might add depth and magnitude to the mountain. The Dark sky behind as a little level of mystic and the ever so slight bit of snow gives it a cold and hard sense. I like that the subject is of to the right to bring oin the element of the frost on the left most edge.
This is a great photo taken by Cole Broadus and the colors are a magnificent depiction of why we live and enjoy the mountain west as our back yard. The long horizontal lines of the clouds really focus you attention to the sky and the foreground frames the bottom of the picture well to not distract from the image. The black shadow seems to be taken a little high as if you might of got a little higher and exposed a little more of the far off mountain in the back ground.
This picture was taken by Kacie Stone. I am drawn to this photo because the settings didn’t seem to slow the water. The green leaves of the foliage frame the picture nicely and the one on the right seem to be a great lead into the picture. The ice gives a frame of reference to the outdoor conditions as well as the crispness of the water. One might have used a polarizer to photograph the water. and the lines of the water seem to keep the eyes moving on the paper but not off the image.
This picture was also taken by Kacie. The vertical lines in contrast to the horizontal line of the ridge behind seems to keep on guess and digging in the picture. The soft tones of the reeds and the faces of the ridge are a nice contrast to the rich blue of the sky. The fore ground might be called busy to some and one might enhance the picture subject by letting the no subject parts be out of focus. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FQT8_MJKqZ8/UqiOk8k_y1I/AAAAAAAAAEw/1rkM6eGhv_M/s1600/100_0936.jpg
This Photo was taken by Robert McCullough and I find it to be very intriguing, The vertical line of the trees enable a two part process the framing of the subject as well as the entrance and draw of the eyes upward on the picture, The other trees give a nice depth of perception and add a touch of contrast and color to the image. One thing that might work well or add options for the photographer is to play with density filters and different f stops as the change the image to add value and character to an already great photo.
This photo was taken by Kris Musser. Great photo with many different lines and colors, along with varying contrasts and surfaces, to project and intrigue the viewer to look closely at the photo. The mountain draws you to the lake the lake leads you to the foreground and the foreground can take you to the right on the brighter faces of the rocks or back to the mountains and the sky the cloud cover stops me from leaving the picture to the top right and the light spot on the beach in the front corner of the lake make me look closer at what’s there. I might make one suggestion as to remove or hind the parking lot. Great Job.