One of the compositional intents I set out to fulfill when I take a picture is to endeavour to fill the frame with elements from the fore-, mid- and background. Being able to do that successfully would give depth to what would otherwise be essentially a two-dimensional picture frame. I spotted a quick opportunity to achieve this while taking the previous post at Derwent Water. Spotting a boat that was moored in the frozen lake surface, with a flock of seagulls sunbathing in backlit conditions, as well as the misty hills in the distance, I switched quickly to my 70-200mm to catch the moment. The almost-monochromatic colours of the scene helped me to focus on the compositional elements of the picture, which is one of my favourites from that day.

Canon EOS 7D + EF70-200mm f/4L USM : f/16.0, 1/800 sec, 200 mm, ISO 200. Click for location
Category: Landscape and TravelTuesday, 14 Dec 2010 07:19 am