The Glen

The Glen – as ridden through by Robin Hood. I was unable to locate the name of the photographer, however the images was listed on a website selling images for desktop backgrounds.

A quick look at the metadata shows that, amazingly, this shot was taken with a point-and-shoot camera! I have included it because it is in my estimation, a powerful image, both in its subject matter, but also in the composition.

The photographer has framed the valley relatively centrally between the hills, and has shot the foreground in a way that it leads right up to the viewer. The ominous sky occupies at least half of the frame, it is menacing and communicates the danger and unpredictability of this landscape. A lighter component of sky in the mid-ground provides a visual interest point & the viewer is drawn here because it is a kind of refuge from the brewing storm.

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