Unfortunately, no April Fool’s joke here today.
As the fog drifted around us as the morning passed, I struggled to pick out more compositions. I felt that I had exhausted most of the compositions that fit my vision. What happens when that happens? You get sloppy.
Quite honestly, i’m not sure what caught my eye about this scene. While there are some nice qualities about it, such as the hazy trees in the background, the textures of the foreground, and the subtle contrast overall, there’s no actual subject. There’s no lines to guide the viewer around the image. It’s the definition of a boring landscape photograph.
As I have one in previous failed images, I tried converting the image to black and white in order to “save” it. While it emphasized the textures and contrast, it still felt lackluster. I also can’t help but notice that the camera angle feels a little too low for this composition. It looks as if i put the horizon on the top third, which I’ve been doing less and less of lately. I used to be okay with cutting out most of the sky — unless the sky was a main compositional subject — but i suppose it’s a more recent development in my artistic style to put the horizon in the middle of the frame.
But to maintain positivity in this post, I do love how the “fingers” of Grand Prismatic are just poking through the middle of the frame. The curves and smooth textures counteract the dense foreground and lead into the trees and sky above. I think that may have been my original plan, but who knows anymore.