15/...David Antony-"East Chilliwack April"
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David Antony, a fine, expert photographer brings Canada's East Chilliwack to our attention.
I've been looking and studying this photo since its submission and the first thing that came to my mind each time was, weight scales; the photo is that balanced with alternating yet opposing features of nature on each side of the vertical grid line that I created.
I had to suffice with the use of two intersecting grid lines for David's shot because the only vertical grid line which almost divides the frame estate into two almost equal parts, also divides the differing natural features of the photo.
The green crop field (grids 1,2) which I called the 'common denominator', is the only natural feature that the two segments have in common. The upper part of the frame (grids 3,4) is comprised of opposite yet balancing features. The left segment (grids 1,3) feature low-rise buildings and low dark green conifers on the ground, while the background houses the ice-clad heights that stay hidden behind misty blue clouds which adds an enticing touch. The right segment of the photo (grids 2,4) does the opposite by housing tall deciduous trees that bring some color to the frame, while standing against mountain ranges with peaks piercing the clouds.
It's the balance of the opposites without looking competing or uncomplimentary.
The foreground, no doubt a valley (a depression of the Earth's crust that took place thousands of years ago), is a little limited but to view the actual breadth of the valley, David really had to select his shooting place out of the many locations that may be closer to the mountain range, looking where we, the viewer stands right now; in other words, things may require reversing a little but may also prove inconvenient if the landscape lacks such high places close by.
I enjoyed the converging diagonal lines of the crop field that create a perspective and lead the eyes towards the mountain ranges.
The icy blue-white of the mountain range in the background, against the bright green of the crop field in the foreground create a pleasant contrast that we mostly see on the striped colors of the country flags of the World. The photo is that blunt color-wise . Photo Frame Estate Usage Grid:
A smart and almost geometrically calculated division serving balance and equality.Characteristic Layers:
Two layers would pop from the photo, the crop field and the mountain range + the clouds, the latter being a little more 3-dimensional. But, owing to the flatness of the crop field and lack of any contributing swellings or views of the valley, the image still is a little 2-dimensional and one-directional. And, this view deserves to get its own share of extra estate or even an at least 180-270 degree of panorama ...It gives the impression that there's more going on where the viewer and the photographer is standing.
David Antony, it's always a pleasure to see one of your photos ...
Thank you for your contribution and for being with us.