Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60– Framing the Shot (08/24/2019)

“If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we’d see the beauty then and stand staring in awe.”

–Conor Oberst

This week, we will explore different ways of framing images.

Many photographers agree on one thing about framing – that it can help direct the viewers eyes to where you want them to look.

Here is a cool example. This giant frame at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park enables visitors to imagine what and how they can explore the park. I’m not sure the display is still there since it was captured ten years ago.

“If you have a positive frame of mind, you can manifest positive things in your life.”

— Alesha Dixon

One of the common framing elements in photography is foliage such as trees, branches, and leaves, which are easy to find. There are many ways to photograph the beautiful Byodoin Temple. From this angle, I let the leaves frame the temple and its reflections.

This lovely yellow bird was surrounded by leaves and a branch. He was slowly stretching his wings and ready to take off:

Doors and windows are wonderful elements for photography framing. This is one of my favorite  photos captured in Peru last November:

The windows of all the buildings at the Japanese Imperial Villa were designed carefully to frame a beautiful spot in the gardens. In some buildings in the villa, they use doors to frame a window scene. For example, the first set of sliding doors opens to the second set of doors. Several feet away, the second set of sliding doors opens to the third. All these sliding doors frame a beautiful window.

We invite you again to join us.

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