Location: Big Mesa, Cimarron Valley Road, Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado
Title: Sharp edges of the Big Mesa
The one element that instantly identifies an amateur or novice photographer from a pro or accomplished enthusiast is composition. A fine art photo of a reputable calibre has creativity, the interesting placement of objects in a frame and the ultimate barometer of photography skill which is the results of each printed copy.
The fine art photograph above is well crafted because of the way the artist composed it. The ability of the photographer to bring this image into a realistic one is a skill. A photograph is just a two-dimensional medium. Thus, capturing an image which are realistic and can convey a sense of depth and can make the viewers to be right in front of an actual scene can be a challenge. This image has interesting texture as seen on the sharp edges of the rock formations. The presence of the clouds in this shot adds a sense of gentleness against the ruggedness of its surroundings. The towering Aspen trees create a softer tone with their festive color.
The depth of this fine art shot is also noticeable. Everything in this landscape shot appear to be in focus. The use of a smaller aperture in this photo which renders a clear view of everything around. The inclusion of the Aspen trees on the foreground created an illusion of depth. This is the same principle behind why the clouds and the sky were included in this photo. By looking into this photo, the eye seems to interpret depth because of the overlapping of the objects at a distance.
If you are looking for an art piece to redecorate an apartment, this will be a nice choice. For those who are moving into an office space, this will create a more relaxing ambiance while everything goes into business.