Composition of Nature
A good artist is known for his artistic compositions and presentation of the subjects. But from where he/she learns the art of composition? In fact this is nature itself which teaches an artist about the art of composition. The nature is full of numerous amazing compositions. The chief work of an artist is to observe them through his inner eye and then to present them in perfect manner in front of art lovers. Here the visualization of an artist means a lot. The person, who possesses unique vision, can easily find pretty compositions in nature. The vision is not bound to a single person. Anyone who has true love for nature can enjoy these wonderful compositions of nature.
This time I am before you with a photograph, titled, “Composition of Nature”. I clicked this picture a few years back from Abbott Mount. This place is situated near to Lohaghat (Uttarakhand -India). On one pleasant morning I was at this place with my friends. The Himalayan Peaks were well visible with a few streaks of clouds over them. The weather was crystal clear. While having a stroll I came under a tree. I was surprised to watch the Himalayan Peaks from this view point. Nature had provided a good composition. The branches of trees in the foreground and a small bush on the bottom doubled the charm of view. Moreover, the milky cloud in the valley gave heavenly touch to the scene.
1. While capturing such scenes the use of small aperture (Like 16, 11 or 8) is always recommended in order to get maximum depth of field.
2. As snow covered mountains reflect excessive light, we have to underexpose the picture to get details in highlighted areas. But in such case we can lose details in shaded areas. For achieving full details in both, the highlighted and the shaded areas, we have the option of HDR images.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma