Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

This is a composite of four different photos: 1) the sky is from Tucson, 2) the mountain on the right is from Sedona, AZ, 3) the kids walking on the fallen logs are from a sculpture in Sedona, and 4) the dead tree is from Ankeny, IA.  I like the concept of this photo, but have to admit it looks a bit apocolyptic.

The kids walking on the fallen logs gave me pleasant thoughts of simpler times when we were more carefree.  I loved the sunset and thought a silhouette would make the sculpture look more real.  But, the silhouette loses everything else in the picture except the dead tree and mountain; it also flattens everything out, losing depth of field.  There could be lots of rocks and vegetation in the foreground and background, but they don’t show up in a silhouette.  Plus, I wanted the mountain to be in the background, which it is, but again, depth is lost in a silhouette.

I’ll probably look for other applications of these elements, but for now, I’m tired of working on it.  I’d appreciate any thoughts (good and bad) you may have on it.  What was your first reaction when you saw it?

Thought for the Day:  Chickens are the only animal you eat before they are born and after they are dead.

2 thoughts on “Follow the Leader

  1. I love it. It is a stark, but engaging image. It would not appear so apolocolyptic without the tree, but the tree seems necessary for the composition. I think it’s great.


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