Description Gives Context
An interesting description accompanying a photo gives context to that image. Although the image may be beautiful in itself, providing a couple of sentences describing the setting or how the shot was obtained will enhance the viewer’s appreciation of the photo. For example, take a look at the photo below:
At first glance it looks like some rocks in the water with steam near the surface. Now read the description that Osprey60 wrote about it:
“The Mallards are more of an accent here than the subject, but I really like this image of a partially frozen Lake Superior. The temperature was -20º F at this point in the day.”
Did you get all that the first time you looked at the picture? Go back and look at the picture again – do you see the Mallards? Do you feel the cold coming off the water as steam? A completely different image appears with just a little context from the description.
Sometimes I struggle to add descriptions to my pictures so I alway appreciate it when members take the time to provide an interesting one. Thanks, Osprey60!
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