America the Beautiful
- Nature & landscape
- Colorado Springs, CO
- I went on a trip to Colorado Springs, CO this summer. I've never seen mountains in my life and on the trip we took the tram up to the top of Pikes Peak. It was the most beautiful thing I've seen traveling and I really hope I repeat this experience. I learned that America the Beautiful was actually written on this mountain and inspired from it. It really did make me a little patriotic. You could see over 400 miles away, its not until you see something like this do you really realize how large the USA really is. I really wanted to express the scale of the rocks and the distance (which is actually a little foggy because of weather conditions and also the wildfires nearby). I recently took the photo off of my computer and added it to a flash drive, I could not find that particular flash drive at the time and I really wanted to upload the photo. I took it off another portfolio site to add on here so the resolution is a little smaller than usual.
- Colorado summer mountain Rock vacation Pikes Peak Scale
cool story behind the photos! Thats why travelling is so awesome, because seeing and experiencing things for the first time is so exhilarating :).25 August 2012
Mountains very powerful and bold, and they great to photograph, or photograph from.
I think the composition could be a bit better for this one. if you consider that the sky makes up about 50% of the photo, and the foreground takes up quite a bit of space as well, there isn't much space left for the view. I would try decrease the amount of foreground in the left hand side, so you could go towards where those people are standing and photograph from up top. that way you'd get a further view of the back ground, and can still keep in some of the foreground.
Great composition! One of the best tips I've found around for landmark or landscape photographies is to compare the distance or immensity of the subject along with something measurable, like those people in the distance. So in that effect, tres bien! It could get some better blue tones with a polarizer, but I'd keep this as it is and work on future photos.24 August 2012