Photograph #041 The Grass Is Good

July 10th, 2010

The Grass Is Good

But the sagebrush, not so much

Vast distances are a challenge

From my position, it’s about quarter mile straight down and easily a half-mile outward to the cattle, and then it’s another three miles and more up the other side. Getting all that distance into a photograph and still holding a sense of scale can be difficult. I attempted to include a bit of a nearby pine tree to anchor the eye, but it was too close for focus, thus going against the accepted wisdom that one should never have an out-of-focus foreground in a landscape photograph.

So you judge: Does the pine tree work as a anchor, out of focus or not?

Rating 3.00 out of 5

One Comment

  1. Davita Says:

    I had to look twice to see the cattle and I wouldn’t have noticed the pine tree in the foreground if you hadn’t mentioned its significance. Being from Wyoming I know that’s a HUGE piece of land you photographed there. Personally my eye wants to see more of the sky in this particular shot. I keep wanting the lens to turn upward. Does that help?

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