Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jrmcm, Feb 18, 2004.
ok "noob" here's my opinion. Not bad for a first attempt. If you take your second picture, and crop out the houses and sky, leaving just the trees and water you end up with a pretty good photo. Try it and see how the composition works. You have the water curving up and dividing the frame in an "S" shape. The trees and snow form one side while the water balances out the other side. The starkness of the B/W scene with the snow is what makes the picture work. It you did the same shot in the summer with color film you wouldn't have nearly as interesting a photo.
Work on composition in your shots. There really is no need to include so much sky unless you use it as a balance for the rest of the shot, for instance a lone tree on the horizon at the bottom third of a photo needs a lot of sky to balance the frame. Take your third photo, crop out the water leaving only the sky and houses and you'll see what I mean. I think doing that makes your third shot more interesting.