Exercise 103 – Kaycee Surman

This incredible picture of the Cordillera del Paine mountain range in Chile, was taken by Doug Scortegagna, an outdoor and travel photographer from Southern Brazil. Found in the Torres del Paine National Park, the mountain range peaks at an elevation of 9,462 ft.

In order to capture details from the summit down to the surrounding landscape in focus, I assume the image was taken with a smaller aperture, which allows less light to come into the camera, producing a wide depth of field. The composition of the image tells a story by drawing the audience in and through the mountain range, down to the snowy mountainside, to this second focal point where all three sides meet with the water at the lower right third of the picture. Jumping into the next compositional technique, it uses the rule of thirds. As I explained previously, all the natural elements of the landscape converge at the lower right third of the picture and the mountain range, the main focal point, runs vertically to the upper right third of the picture. The last technique that was considered in the composition of this image was the use of overlapping layers, which can create a sense of depth. This can be seen in the various natural elements your eye is guided to that are pictured in this photo; the sky, the mountain range, the surrounding mountains on both sides, and the water. 

Image URL from Flickr:https://www.flickr.com/photos/56551021@N06/21128010735

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