St Helens

the first person to get reviewed in this blog, Gary Giddens (ggphoto36), now gets a second shot.

St Helens

Once more, it is the simple composition that wins the day. The premise of this image is straightforward, yet it is effective. The repeating layers of mountain ridges lead us quickly into the frame: leading lines. They also, through the variance in tone, provide framing for the subject in the upper portion of the image, and the lower-most ridge works as an anchoring element.

The base of St Helens is well positioned on the secondary golden ratio. And while this means the space above is very cramped, the intensity of the foreground leading to it still allows the sky to take on the role of negative space.

Calm, simple and effective.

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