While there’s quite a lot going on in this photo from Yonas Hassen, it’s subtle enough not to be distracting. Like stars in an urban night sky, the signage becomes more apparent the longer you gaze. The roll-up garage door’s uneven frame complements the the triangular shapes in the left of the shot, while the hospital-issue pale green walls provide a soothing backdrop, with the splash of gold accenting the scene from behind the cinder blocks. (EXIF.)
After yesterday’s gorgeous horse photos, we’re sticking with the animal theme for today’s In Frame. Betsy Law steers clear of any urge to be cutesy, framing the child and dog to create a hint of tension between the sad-faced pup and the onlooking child. Shrewdly including the magazine cover in the shot lets us know it was almost certainly taken in the D.C. area.
We weren’t at all surprised when we started seeing some excellent fireworks shots appear in our Flickr pool last night. The pick of the bunch though was this one from the industrious philliefan99. He eschews the more predictable straight-on skyline perspective anchored by the Monument or other distinctive memorial edifice, instead framing his almost apocalyptic-looking shot to establish the relationship between the intense fireworks and the awestruck spectators. (EXIF.)
The word “ominous” doesn’t quite do this shot from Kevin Wolf justice. We’ve had more than our fair share of storms this late spring/early summer, giving photogs plenty of reason to point their lenses skywards, though far too many snappers spoil what could otherwise be outstanding images with HDR. Kevin knows better than that, of course. The billowing wall of clouds has weight and texture, provoking a strong sense of anticipation of the impending storm. (EXIF.)