Art’s Comments onMay Photo Submissions

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The photos submitted during May were fantastic! Thanks to everyone for their time and interest. It is really inspiring to see how people capture locations I’ve been to many times in a completely different way, all conveying their own interpretation of what the location means to them. This month two photos in particular caught my eye:

(To see all photos submitted in May 2009 on Flickr, click here.)

Mono Lake Tufa at Sunset by Craig Stocks

Mono Lake Tufa at Sunset by Craig Stocks

Although the tufa are a popular subject, this image nails the mystery and the drama of this unique landscape, evoking a sense of solitude and the wild. I love the surreal light and layering of foreground, middle, and background. The only thing I would suggest is to remove the sticks in the foreground that distract from the unique shapes of the rocks.



Rivals No More by Stephen Bennett

Rivals No More by Stephen Bennett

This image is a perfect example of Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment. We grasp the story at a glance: survival of the fittest, eat or be eaten, the struggle for life. At the same time there is some tension because we don’t know how the story ends. It’s well-composed and sharp. The foliage bordering the image adds a sense of place without distracting from the main subject.

6 Responses to “Art’s Comments onMay Photo Submissions”

  1. Patty Reiser says:

    WOW! That first photograph is absolutely amazing to me. It definitely POPS out on the monitor.

    I am very envious of the photographer who composed that photograph.

    Wishing you a scent-sational day!
    Patty Reiser

  2. Art Wolfe says:

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  3. WOW! This is such a powerful image…i can see why it was chosen. It’s got it all!

  4. andybrannan says:

    Simply Stunning images!!!!

  5. Kevin says:

    The second photo captures the very essence of what it means for the tables to turn when the hunter becomes the hunted… great photo.

  6. Roanichan says:

    I’m Brazilian and I liked your Blog, Perfect Pictures. Amazing!!

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