And the winner by random draw is Adam Weaber! The meaning of this shot in his own words:
"It eloquently echoes God's love for us. It is powerful, strong, firm, it surrounds us, and yet it is safe. It is Beautiful and inviting. Once we see it, experience it, and walk in it we want more of it, we crave Him and we crave the journey through His love. We are surrounded by Him and in His strong embrace, we are free..."
Great shot and words! Congratualtions Adam. Below is the unedited shot. Above I simply emphsize more of what is already there in color and details in the shadows. This will make a beautiful print.
In phography, finding focus is the most critical factor in producing a great shot. I am not talking about focusing the camera but deciding what the image is about. This determines the composition and actual focal point of the shot.
In Montana, our cabin was in the middle of a valley that had a major fire in March. It killed acres of trees, but life was already in full bloom! Mike Palmeri, Pete Elston and I spent a couple of hours shooting the scene. Some shots tell the story better than others. The picture below was not nearly as successful as the one above, primarily because it was a more diluted story, trees and flowers. Above, the photo was about one flower in front of one tree! Tight focus made all the difference.
The July art givaway featured your own photographs. Here are the submissions that I recieved from Becky Elston, Chris Weaber, Adam Weaber and Rick Holland. Some beautiful shots here. Take a look!
I have some figuring to do to pick a winner!!!
Tom C. McGee, Jr.
Musings about mystery, art and spirituality.