Ruins and Wildflowers

Ruins and Wildflowers | © Jay Moore Photography

The scene above is one of my favorite images that I captured during my trip to Italy with my wife a few years back. I love how the ancient ruins sits calmly within the new blooms of some spring wildflowers, giving it a beautiful contrast of old versus new.

When photographing detail scenes (like the one above), it’s important to split the scene into sections so the image has a few of elements that are interesting to the viewers and draws their attention around the photograph. If I would have placed the ancient ruin right in the middle of the scene, the image wouldn’t have been as strong because it wouldn’t of had the appropriate balance between the two main elements, the ancient ruins and wildflowers.

ISO 100 | f8.0 | 1/200 sec | 135 mm

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