Location: San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Title: Chimney Peak’s sunset glow
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.
Location:Anthracite Range, Ohio Pass, Colorado
Title: Bright sunny day
The use of composition in photography is really important. When a photograph is composed properly and creatively, it will surely look gorgeous. Landscape photos make use of composition allows images to be dramatic and visually appealing. The picture featured here was taken right off the beautiful state of Colorado during the fall season. There are plenty of photographers who go visit Colorado just to capture the beautiful scenery of the autumn where leaves shed off their lush green colors. This photograph is all about effective composition and gorgeous autumn foliage.
This fine art image captures the majestic beauty of Colorado. The elements were appropriate layers of the horizon, the mountains, foreground and the intricate lines of Aspen trees. This created an intense scale and depth for the photo. Depth was induced to the background as the photographer focused the viewer’s attention on the foreground with a strong subject – the golden yellow Aspen trees. In this manner, the human eye seemed to separate the layers in the picture making the viewer visualize the scenery in a much wider dimension.
The strong contrast of textures among the different elements in the environment made this a very interesting shot. The rugged and prominent texture of the mountain and rock formations on the foreground of this shot stood so well against the smooth and soft feel of the clouds above. The irregular horizontal lines create a tranquil feeling. As the mountains and the clouds cross the entire frame of the camera, it was so realistically convincing.
A fine art print of this image will look good in an apartment or a corridor at home. Hanging it on a wall will draw attention of the visitors to the beautiful picture. It will create a feeling of warm and coziness.
Location: Near Horse Park on Kebler Pass Road, Crested Butte, CO
Title: Sunset at Ruby Peak and The Dyke
Fine art photography takes people to places they have never been to. Through images of beautiful landscapes and captivating panoramas, we can travel and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. A visit to Colorado is an opportunity to capture very gorgeous and fascinating fine art photos. The autumn foliage in Colorado can definitely create fine art images that feature the right elements for a perfectly composed piece of art.
This fine art photograph has several elements which make it stand out from the crowd. This picture of Colorado autumn boasts of festive colors which are a perfect visual treat. The magenta skyline creates a mood which sends viewers into serious reminiscing and nostalgia. On the other hand, the photo has noticeable balance which allows viewers to see the Ruby Peak towering above several rows of Aspen trees. The shot does not look so heavy on the upper part because enough space for the foreground has been included. The depth of this photograph is brought about by the fluffy clouds and the mountain along with the very tall Aspen trees in a frame.
The leading lines draws and redirects the human eye into seeing the beautiful background composed of a gorgeous horizon and a striking mountain. The vertical lines of the Aspen trees seem to usher the viewers into the majestic Ruby Peak.
A fine art print of this scenery can actually serve as a perfect design piece for a home or office. It is elegant and definitely artistic.
PS. This picture was one of the finalists for People’s Choice Award of NWF 2013 Photo Contest.
Location: The Raggeds Wilderness Area, Colorado
Title: The Dyke in fall colors
Travel and photography is never a bad idea. The perks of being a photographer is to travel and see the most breathtaking places on earth. Autumn foliage is one very interesting subject for a fine art photograph. Colorado has one of the most enticing fall colors in the United States. It is a good idea to venture and explore the fall season in Colorado as I have done. Be prepared to witness the regal Aspen trees with changing into very warm colors of autumn.
This beautiful fine art photograph has distinct details which make it absolutely remarkable. Superb fine art photos are characterized with its depth. Specifically, for landscape photos like this one, the depth must include a balance of the dimensions. Though the Aspen trees were highlighted, there was enough space to cater the beautiful skyline and the detailed mountain range. At first glance, the photograph gives much emphasis to the gorgeous autumn foliage beneath the mountain. However, the lines that these Aspen trees create draws the human attention up towards the equally beautiful mountain scenery.
This fine art image is a contradiction in itself. The sharp lines and patterns created by the Aspen trees and the mountain are in obvious contrast with the soft cloud formation. Furthermore, the warm and hearty autumn foliage stands by the gloomy skies above.
Photographs like this one can pull a design plan together. For restaurants, offices and condo & coop apartments , this will be a clever piece of art.
Location: Marble Mill Site Park, Marble, Colorado
Title: Marble Mountain
Colorado autumn colors appear most of the time in various fine art photos around the world. Photos with crisp details and contrasting textures are always a favorite. Most of the time, the images captured during an outdoor shoot right off the Colorado hills during autumn will reveal the beauty of soft clouds against a majestic mountain and the aspen trees turn gold and yellow as the season starts to change.
This image was captured right off the Marble Mill Site Park. The worldwide fame of the fall colors in Colorado is brought about by the wide array of Aspen trees. These trees line like yellow and gold towers that can be a perfect subject for a fine art photo. A glance at this fine art photo can bring a lot of peace and tranquility. This Colorado falls color speaks a lot about the beauty of Mother Nature.
Looking back, Marble Mill Site Park was built around 1896 and 1905. It was the source of the marbles used in construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Lincoln Memorial.
This fine art print will definitely look gorgeous on any room. It will fit a living room or a bedroom. An office space will surely have a homey and cozy look. There are a lot of ways to include this fine art photo into an interior design of a home or an office.