Editor’s Choice: Corn in the Sun

A spectacular subject doesn’t always make for a perfect photo. A perceptive photographer can find a great picture even in situations that other people would find too simple to be the subject for a photo. Let’s take a look at a superb treatment of a simple subject by Zonerama user POMPOM PHOTOS.


An Eternal Classic

This picture’s arrangement is truly eternal—the classic thirds. Dividing a picture into thirds—horizontally or vertically—is a sure bet that will never do any harm. And meanwhile, this photo practically begs to be divided into thirds.

The choice of background is also ideal—its colors are completely different from those in the foreground, and it rounds out the image nicely.

Dividing the picture into thirds was the right choice.
Dividing the picture into thirds was the right choice.

The Power of Simplicity

It’s no huge photographic feat to turn something grandiose and portentous into a fresh, portentous photo. But it’s much harder to photograph something simple in a way that makes it look great—but still simple. In this picture, the author did just that and excelled at it. And the combination of yellow corn with the backlighting and the dark mountains in the background looks truly superb.

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AuthorMajo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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