Cape Henry Lighthouse

Virginia Beach, Virginia June 2017

A contrast of verticals is evident with the slight left-leaning diagonals of the trees contrasting with the slight right-lean of the lighthouse.

Marker 2017

Resource: The Cape Henry Lighthouse: Link


Neighborhood storm

A storm approaches the neighborhood in the early evening. The white spots are raindrops on the camera lens. The out-of-place lighter values of the tree in the right foreground edge of the photograph and the small tree in the lower left mid-ground is created by the effect of the limited “throw” of the flash in the landscape.

neighborhood storm
Approaching storm early evening in late February


Compositional elements for the South snow scene

Center of Interest

The implied lines of the surrounding landscape, other houses and street/sidewalk shapes tend to converge in a general one-point perspective at the center of the photograph at the house. The contrast between the warm colors of the house reflecting the morning sun and the surrounding cooler colors add to the area of emphasis.

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