Deeper in Capitol Reef

Eric E Photo

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Photos are flat, 2 dimensional images either on an electronic screen or a thin piece of paper.   They are not like the real scene in front of the photographer and only a compressed view of what the photographer sees.  Yet some images have depth to them while others remain in 2 dimensions.   So how do you convey this depth of a scene to the viewer?

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I was reviewing images of a trip to Capitol Reef National Park and the San Rafael Swell of Utah and a few images caught my eye and serve this purpose.   You hear photographers talk about a balanced image with certain parts heavier or lighter but this mainly refers to left and right or top and bottom.  Another way to look at images, and one that is more engaging, is front to back.  This is where the challenge for the photographer lies in…

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