The idea behind this was to portray the necessity of stopping every once in a while to observe nature’s beauty around us. This shot was taken in my backyard of yellow and red plants that often goes unnoticed, but zooming in and using the camera’s movement to create a “painterly” effect of colors and textures, and then selectively merging the image with an in-focus image, created the image I envisioned.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 13
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Tulbagh, Western Cape | South-Africa
Photographer: Dawid Theron (Tulbagh, South-Africa) Registered
Dawid Theron has always been drawn to the way nature presents it’s own “works of art”. Although he can appreciate beautiful landscapes and sunsets, his focus is towards the smaller elements: a close-up of a flower or water running over rocks, creating works of art that would normally go unnoticed. Dawid’s love for capturing these type of images doesn’t end in a natural environment; he also has a passion for architecture and other man-made objects that may present it’s own beautiful elements in the form of interesting lines, shapes, textures and colors.
The definition of Fine Art Photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. In some sense he sees himself more as an artist, with his surroundings as a canvas and the camera as his tool to capture those pieces of art he finds worthwhile sharing.