Tag Archives: Focal Point

Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape


Berg Lake Trail @ Mount Robson (Canada)

By definition, landscape photography should be purely natural, but I prefer to add a human element, even if it is very small in the frame.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Torii Gate

Torii Gate

I’m excited to resume blogging after several weeks of shutoff from WordPress during my work assignment in China. I’m finally back home in Canada 🙂

The theme for this week’s Photo Challenge is Afloat and I’m submitting a photo of the iconic “floating” torii gate in Miyajima, Japan. It appears to be floating during high tide. The approaching storm and bright sky provided a good contrast and a dramatic effect (well, at least I thought so when I took the shot).


Tuscany by claudio naboni

Tuscany by claudio naboni

No landscape photo is complete without a main subject. Every photo needs a focal point to hold the viewer’s interest. In this case, it is a lone tree but it can be anything … for example, in my previous blog post, I have a canoe against a serene background.

The photographer also made use of 3 leading lines (the dividing line and the 2 slopes) to converge towards the main subject.

For large version of this photo, please go to PhotoExtract Photography Magazine.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada

Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada

2 weeks ago, my wife and I were canoeing in a very foggy morning. It was whiteout and we could hardly see what was in front! We paddled slowly and carefully as we enjoyed that moment of peace. This photo was taken when the fog began to clear up, revealing a picturesque landscape. We were pleasantly surprised to see another canoe!

This is my interpretation of the theme Dreamy.