Ever wondered why some landscape shots are more captivating than others ?
there are three key things to any image
for an interesting composition consider these key elements
1. a foreground, middle-ground and a background.
2. include leading lines in your composition.
3. apply the rule of thirds.
for light consider shooting at sunrise or sunset when colors are warm and saturated.
the moment is the most difficult of all. it needs luck and patience.
here in this shot that i took recently in corona del mar all the elements seem to fall in place. the rocks formed an interesting foreground with horizon and sun in the background. the flow of water and the light rays are leading ones eye to the sun which is the main subject here. the horizon is at one third from top of the frame. of course light was beautiful and colors were saturated during sunset.
reach your location atleast an hour early. scout the place thoroughly, plan your shots in advance if possible. you only get 20-30 mins of good light around sunset. it helps if you are thoroughly prepared.
. . “what i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever and impossible to reproduce”
karl lagerfeld .