Paraglider flying over the Cronan Ranch, Pilot Hill, California.
This week is the week for starting new things. On Monday, I started “Monday Makeover.” Today, I am starting something else new and exciting. I am going to post a photo that makes me say “WOW.” But, that’s not all. I’m going to tell you why I think it qualifies as a WOW photo.
5 reasons why this photo makes me say WOW!
Feeling or emotion – The first thing I get when I look at this photo is a feeling. While I can’t actually say I know what it feels like to take off like this guy is doing, I can feel it in the photo.
Composition – I love the composition. The elements in the photo are well balanced and are very pleasing to the eye.
Color – The color really pops in this photo. I did use the Nikon D300 preset for Lightroom, to add a little punch to the color.
Lighting – Even though this photo was taken in April at 1:40 in the afternoon, the lighting works for me. The way the wing is illuminated by the sun really catches my eye.
Timing – The fact that this was shot during take off makes it a really strong image too. These guys don’t always get enough lift to get off the ground.
Don’t go away just yet. I am also going to recommend that you look at this WOW photo by Kathleen Connally. If you would like to suggest a particular photo to be included in an upcoming Wednesday’s WOW post, please send me an email @firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The idea for “Makeover Monday” and “WOW Wednesay” were both inspired by junk email or snail mail I have saved. I knew they would come in handy for something someday!
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