Assignment #1 Framing

The world is full of objects which make perfect natural frames, such as trees, archways and holes. By placing these around the edge of the composition you help to isolate the main subject from the outside world. The result is a more focussed image which draws your eye naturally to the main point of interest.

Picture #1:  Natural Framing

Picture#2:  Unframed



  1. Welcome to the photowalk Bill and especially to the Brilliantly Bodacious Bunch (Blogger Group B). We are excited you joined us and are looking forward to seeing your work. I love the interest the framed image adds over the second one, it just adds a whole new dimension to the picture…btw, this is really cool! 🙂

    • Thank you Tammy. I am also excited to be part of the Brilliantly Bodacious Bunch and look forward to participating.

  2. Glad you joined us Bill!! The framing made a big difference in your image and drawing the eye to the center. However, my preference is the unframed image. I found the fence and grass distracting while the curve of the river and the the subject being offset to the left is a little more pleasing to my eye. The sky is beautiful.

  3. Hello Bill! Welcome to our group!

    I like both shots!! 😀 When I am able, I always try to frame my subjects with trees or bushes. Since moving South, I find this area does not easily lend itself to that kind of framing. But will strive to find ways to do that in the future.

    Love the sky in both of the photos. Is this the Mississippi River? If so, what city?

    • This is where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to make the Ohio… PITTSBURGH PA

      Thanks for the comment

      • Bill! I read your profile after I had posted that comment. Figured it had to be near the Ohio. But the muddy water gives it away as being a tributary of the Mississippi! 😀 Still can’t get used to the muddy water. I’m a transplant to NE Arkansas from WA and ID states. Nice clean blue or green water there.

  4. I think the framing adds interest to the scene, nice shot!

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