If, as Cee points out, every well-composed photo has a main subject, then I certainly had trouble staying focused on the principal topic of my images while at the marathon race at Snowbird in Utah recently. It was difficult not to get distracted by the surrounding scenery which was breathtaking in itself. Still, I felt the challenge that these competitors faced, biking and hiking all the way up Hidden Peak, could only really be appreciated if some of the rough terrain was included.
With this picture I took a much wider angle of the final stage of the race, I suspect more for a shot of the view rather than the participants.
Going back, I cropped the image to focus more on the cyclist, while leaving some of the mountains in the background to give an idea of the height of the peak.
Most of the time, however, I zoomed in on the people rather than the scenery.
Cee also asks us to share images that illustrate three emotions; happiness, sadness and beauty or inspiration.
This photo of my grandson always makes me smile. I hope he will always be as happy as he has made me.
An image captured at an American Lung Association Fight For Air walk. It made me sad to see the names of so many people who had lost their lives due to various forms of lung disease, much of it caused by smoking, a problem which our own family has had to confront over the years. Almost all the people participating in the walk had been touched by this tragedy in one way or another.
The beauty of this scene at Arches National Park just took my breath away. Not only was it awe-inspiring but also very humbling.
For more on Cee’s most instructive and helpful tips on her Compose Yourself Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/10/07/cees-compose-yourself-challenge-week-2-what-all-well-composed-photos-have-in-common/