Yosemite National Park, California
El Capitán stands looming in the background, with the first rays of the setting sun shining against its face. The Yosemite creek flows gently through the valley; it is hard to imagine this tiny vein of water carving out this valley.
The rule of thirds is an important tool in photographic composition, and it came in handy with this photo. The idea is to split your frame into imaginary thirds, then compose with the main subjects at the intersecting lines. It helps to create a more pleasing image.
In this case, the logs help to draw the eye up into the image where it ends at the plateau of El Cap, drenched in sunlight
Image Code: A030
If you were to picture Bavaria in your mind, you would probably be close to what Berchtesgaden is actually like in real life. Towering mountains, cows grazing along grassy hillsides and winding mountain roads are all part of the beautiful reality of Bavaria.
My time here was spent drifting along hairpin turns and leisurely snapping photos of all the amazing sites I saw. There were so many stunning vistas around every corner that I hardly had to plan a single shot; each one happened spontaneously as I stumbled upon more and more beautiful scenery.
This single shot required almost no post processing and that is understandable: some scenes are too perfect in their own right to make any change whatsoever.
Image Code: A090