We’re going to start off the week by traveling to the top of a volcano in Bali. The background fog separates the rich shadows and green hues, and the contrast boosts the saturation, helping us to feel the atmospheric moisture in the scene.
HAPPY 2017, friends!
It’s been a wonderful year in image making. I’ve seen hundreds of extraordinary images on our Flickr page and our #exposeddc Instagram tag. Photography is my life and I’m so grateful to share it with all of you.
It was such a difficult task to select my 10 favorite In Frames of from 2016, but ultimately these images are the ones with which I really felt a special connection. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all enter into the 11th annual ExposedDC photography contest–enter your best work showcasing life in the metro area before January 11. And keep making pictures–I cannot wait to see what you create this year!
All my best,
January 27, 2016: DENNIS DIMICK
February 1, 2016: BROOKE LINKOW
February 29, 2016: ROY
June 22, 2016: BROOKE LINKOW
August 10, 2016: FRANK HALLAM DAY
September 21, 2016: SHAMILA CHAUDHARY
October 19, 2016: ERIC P.
November 2, 2016: JOHN BENEVELLI
December 14, 2016: ELLIE VAN HOUTTE
December 28, 2016: BO TAN
One of my favorite things in life are woods thick with trees, featuring thousands of shades of greens. I love to look at images of these landscapes— and photographing them too. There’s something about the forest that captures my happiness, during all seasons and in different parts of the world. And so this photograph by Frank Hallam Day stuck with me. The circular glow illuminates the colors and shadows of the branches and leaves. But, because the flash of light is used to reveal the vegetation, the image is exposed for the sky, creating a strangely eerie yet pleasant tonal atmosphere.
The multidimensionality in this image by Frank Hallam Day is confusing at first but holds me inside the image. I am continuously bouncing between different planes—with each pause my eye is excited and lifted by different spots of light.