Colorful canvas

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A sunset can be your point of interest. But then that’s just that – sun, sky, clouds, colors. Those elements may be more than enough to carry an image. Yet there are times a sunset can be an interesting backdrop, an exciting candy-colored canvas playing an important supporting role to a main subject. Why this approach? Since sunsets are often paired with sweeping horizons, putting a focal point in your foreground or middle ground indicates scale and vastness. You present an earthly dimension of size, the broadness of nature. Another thing is you ramp up your composition, arranging elements with the the use of perspectives (foreground against a background), placing main subjects in relation to minor ones (framing or rule of thirds), and presenting a general point of view (vantage points or elevated shots). You work out your shots with sunsets. You are given precious few minutes from observation to execution when the sun mellows down and dips into the horizon. And you can take on either or all approaches in a way that is interesting and captivating. You can never go wrong capturing a sunset scene. But everything can go wrong if you don’t know how to.

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5 responses

  1. Beautiful colours! Lovely composition

    August 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks always Bob!

      August 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      • You are most welcome my friend

        August 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm

  2. both are beautiful, but I like the pier shot…very cool!…sometimes the sunset, sky and water is all there is…but to me that is often enough… 🙂

    August 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks a lot Heather!

      August 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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