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  Foreground objects give depth
Foreground objects give depth
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
1/200 at f/9.0, ISO 100, 90mm

© Karen N. Guertin
Nikon D7000 Digita...
Roxie Guilhamet
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    Gorgeous image! This is as good as any travel brochure. See how the foreground plants make the scene come alive? By getting in low and close to them, as you have done, you give them enough visual space to draw our attention to the bottom half of the image. And then our eyes are drawn into the scene by the brighter and thus visually commanding palace at the top. This interplay is what creates the sense of depth. It's good that you kept them both in focus. Without the plants, the palace would be flat in comparison. Yet the plants aren't the stars, the palace is, so the lighting is perfect with the palace standing out.

The late afternoon side light brings out more depth and interest by giving visual clues to the building's details. It's not just a flat facade. So glad you got out there at Photographer's Time. The long shadows against the lawn and the color in the clouds makes this a truly lovely image. Good job!

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6/29/2012 3:47:24 PM

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