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Photographers of the Week – 01/12/23

As the sun sets early and cold nights envelop us, this week’s featured photographers have skillfully harnessed the beauty of clear skies, star-filled expanses, bright moons, and golden sunrises. Embarking on a journey that seamlessly blends scale figure photography with architectural marvels, let’s delve into the curated highlights of this week.

Aiden Kyle’s “Greedo’s Dominance” showcases mastery in the emerging genre of scale figure photography. By strategically placing action figures closer to the lens, they loom larger and more imposing. The low-angle perspective brings us face-to-face with Greedo, the shot accentuated by a captivating shallow depth of field. The warm greens intertwine with harmonious yellows, offering varied textures to captivate the viewer.

In Alexander Clark’s “Violet Night Sky,” the moon takes center stage, captivating the observer’s gaze. The minimalist approach and effective use of negative space result in a well-balanced image.

Isla McGeoch’s “Sunset over Rocky Perch” bathes the scene in delightful pastel hues dominated by a golden glow. Skillfully applying the rule of thirds, McGeoch positions the rocky outcrop, maintaining sharpness across all foreground elements with a narrower aperture. Rippling water contrasts with the smooth sky, adding depth and intrigue.

“Hollie Smith’s ‘Clear Skies, Suburban Vibe'” is a testament to minimalism, where the orange sunset harmonizes with the blue sky. The clever use of contre-jour creates intriguing patterns as organic tree shapes contrast against angular buildings.

Carly Brown’s “Imposing Presence” employs strong leading lines to guide viewers through the image’s columns and roofs. The play between dark and light tones enhances impact, while the low angle heightens the sense of intimidation, effectively showcasing the stunning architecture.

James Turtle’s “Tranquil Nocturne” centers around a dominant sun, impeccably aligned with the rule of thirds. Achieving a balance between rough and smooth textures, Turtle crafts a visually engaging composition.

Taylar McGarva’s “Sunrise Avenue” evokes a serene ambiance with its empty suburban street in the early morning. Perspective and street lines create depth, guiding the viewer to the strong golden sunrise as the focal point in this winter scene.

Mackenzie Preston’s “Cathedral Heights” captures gothic beauty at its zenith. The dramatic architecture, viewed from a low angle, magnificently portrays the cathedral’s grandeur. Stripping away color and adjusting contrast, Preston retains sharp details, harmonising shape, tone, and texture to conclude this week’s selection on a sublime note.

Stay tuned for more stunning images next week.

Kindly channel your submissions to [email protected].

Greedo's Dominance

by Aiden Kyle

Violet Night Sky

by Alander Clark

Sunset Over Rocky Perch

by Isla McGeoch

Clear Skies, Suburban Vibes

by Hollie Smith

Imposing Presence

by Carly Brown

Tranquil Nocturne

by James Turtle

Sunrise Avenue

by Taylar McGarva

Cathedral Heights

by Mackenzie Preston

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