Inside the Frame: A Flight to Yogyakarta

Some would see the window frame as an obstruction, but its inclusion actually provided an important context–that the picture was taken from a plane. The window frame in the foreground also gives some idea about how far the plane was from the summits. I could’ve used a telephoto lens, zoomed in, and made the summits seemed closer. By placing the window frame on the foreground, it provides some reference as to how close the summits were from the plane.

The horizon was placed on the upper line of the rule-of-third guide lines, naturally, as I wanted to show the lower portion of the window frame. Below the horizon were the summits which I wanted to place focus on; hence, the horizon’s placement.

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Photo taken with
Camera Body: Nikon D750
Lens: NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length: 16mm
Aperture: f/7
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 1600

Inside the Frame series dissects how a photo incorporates composition patterns. Every photo is annotated to clearly reveal each photo composition technique used when framing the scene. Studying these photos will help you take better pictures yourself.

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