Notions of Landscaping

Continuing in the series on one of my favorite hobbies, photography:

La Frontera - Sunrise Lighthouse

Notions of Landscaping
by Michael Doyle

Still life perfected in the land
Just you, the light and what you understand
Arriving early, just to stay late
Apply your imagination and it will be great

A shadowed land of prompted visualization
Probes the golden light of your fascination
Up with the rooster to catch the light
And then again as the day fades into night

The rural speaks in its quietness
Dressed up casual in its warm gentleness
While city life goes buzzing on by
As life happens on the cosmopolitan fly

The stage is nearly always set
Waiting for the players we won't forget
Vertical thirds define the frame
That adds the flair to defining the same

Beyond the cake and into the icing
It's a story told of our devising
It's the something extra that pays to be seen
The story told that leads its meaning

Remember that photos taken from aerial
Can lend that something extra to your photo's feel
The dance of life must taken in its layer
If you want the zest to be seen in its flair

Conversely, lowering means less landscape not more
But brings your subject dramatically to the fore
Adding shapes of complexity is nothing devious
It just helps in going beyond the overstated obvious

Taking a photo of the same ole beautiful sunset
Can have an added layer turning east without regret
The world becomes awash in a reflection of red
In a trick of light from which should never be fled

Whether stormy or not, let this be understood
It's all about capturing light in a way that's good
Always looking for those things bringing animation
The movement will capture the needed fascination

(c) June 3, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Home, Sweet, Home - Coastal Sunset




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