Winner and Finalists of Photographer's Choice Assignment - #30
From Liz Masoner, former About.com Guide
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Finalist Image by Steve Gray for Assignment 30 - Photographer's Choice
© Steve Gray with permission to About.com, Inc.
This image creates visual impact through simplicity and color. The rich blue sets off the straw hat visually and the focus on the straw hat helps to create a sense of distance/depth to the water. In images like this it is the lack of additional items/subjects that help to add interest by not distracting the eye. The person is also placed by the rule of thirds.