As I did last week, I decided to depict the serenity of a quiet place in a bustling city. So here’s another scene from the Chinese Garden.
This photo with its soft colors exudes quiet and tranquility. The keepers of the garden have artfully placed the boat in the pond to create this lovely scene. Of course this setting could be seen as a picture postcard, maybe too perfect. But I like the feeling of serenity it emanates.
Framing the Scene
My job was to frame this photo in a way to capture that feeling. This photo is nicely balanced with the tree in the foreground and the railing and its reflection in the background. The patch of sunlight on the right reveals the rocks below the surface of the water. These blurry rocks mesh with the reflections on the surface to create a nice dreamy effect. In fact the whole scene has a dreamlike quality adding to its feeling of tranquility. This brings me back to the reason for this Foto Friday post. I urge you to slow down and take a few minutes to give yourself a break from your busy life. It can do wonders for your well-being.
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