Tree at Point St. George (photograph)

Tree at Point St. George, Northern California, October 2014



This is a digital picture taken on my Canon Rebel T2i, at 35mm focal length. I liked the wraparound form of the tree and how it led the eye from the upper left, down into a clockwise spiral, ending toward the center and ascending back to the top. As I began learning more about drawing, my perceptions and awareness sharpened. Trees became not just pretty trees, but geometrically alive, with positive and negative space, shading and gradients, texture, and unique placements. As I further studied art and photography, I learned composition is more than half of what makes a successful image, whether it be a photograph, drawing, painting, or any other work of art.


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