Great news everyone and I need your help!! For the month of May I am an "Editor" for 500px. Along with the other guest Editors, we will control the Editor's Choice section of 500px for the entire month.
Please share profiles and photos on that you love in the comments at https://www.facebook.com/scottwyden/photos/p.10152801518678483/10152801518678483/! Yes, you can share a link to your own profile from 500px.
It's been lots of fun so far! My taste tends to landscapes and portraits that really have something to say or some story to tell. It would be really appreciated if you share with me some amazing photographs on 500px as well!!!
My 500px profile: https://500px.com/scottwyden
This photo may not have a huge story behind it, but something else caught my eye.
First, the exposure is absolutely spot on. There is not one area that is too bright or too dark. The water is smooth enough to see the stunning reflections above and below the surface. Gotta love drift wood (inside joke, sorry)
The textures on the wood and the mountains and even the trees and sky are all as they should be. The color choices in the overall tone is what really caught my attention. It’s a moody take on a landscape, and it works.
Going back to the telling a story idea… Sometimes the story is the “scene” or “background”. This photo, to me, is the scene where the story takes place. It’s not the actual story.
Congrats to Chris for making such a beautiful photo. And for being my first Editors Choice!
I love the many layers of mountain tops and and hilltops throughout the photo. The fog coming up form the ground adds more dynamic to those layers. All the tones below the sky are very cool whereas the sky itself is warm like fire. It’s a beautiful mix.
There are a few subtle things that Daniel either caught or added in post, which add to the photo even more.
1. The light on in the house
2. The 2 trees in the near distance
3. The single tree in the far distance
All of these little things when paired with everything else I mentioned, makes this a definitely Editors Choice.
What’s up with the kid in red? Is the child hiding? Is the child crying? Is the child in time-out?
What’s the story?
Your guess is as good as mine, and that’s what makes this such a strong photo.
This is one for train lovers, for black and white lovers, and for photographers who want to see how to make something simple look unique.
What caught my attention about this photograph is the silhouette and action on the right side. You see the animal walking down the mountain. You know it is headed somewhere. Where is it going? Why? Is it running from something?
Beyond the subject is a beautiful landscape of tones, textures and focal elevations. Then there is the sunlight pouring through the scene.
The warm tone works with the deep black silhouette.
All of this combined makes the photo an Editors Choice.
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