Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alcatraz at Sunrise


Continuing the series of photographs from San Francisco, I selected this view of Alcatraz.  I find this photograph appealing because the composition moves it in the direction of minimalism.  In other words, the subject (the island and buildings of Alcatraz) are prominent, yet somewhat muted.  The composition is dominated by negative space – the pink hues of a morning sky.

In composing this photograph, I felt it was important to leave a sliver of the San Francisco Bay waters to provide context for Alcatraz.

Have fun, and go make some great photography.


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