Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Do You Have Strong Images?

There are many types of images:
- pretty
- nice
- fun
- artistic
- moving
- dramatic
- and . . . strong.

Different elements make a strong image:
- color
- lighting
- contrast
- subject
- lens
- composition and so on.

If you have a strong image, share a link in the Comments section here on my blog. If you don't have a strong image . . . try to make one this weekend.

Explore the light,


John said...

I think this meets the criteria of strong.


John said...


A "strong" image, not only in variety, but in subject.

An abandoned horse, in a field.

Anonymous said...

I think this is fun. seeing a child upside down on the shoulder of his father would make you reminisce your childhood. :D


Unknown said...

Most often referred to as "whirlybirds" these are Maple Samara that were falling from Maple trees where I work and landing on my windshield. Picked up a handful and shot this image inside my office.

I carefully laid out and arranged the Samara on a piece of matting board. It took me about 10 minutes to final get this final arrangement. You move one slightly and it creates a domino effect.

I wanted to have some tension in the image and not shoot where they all lined up perfectly.

Shot inside my window sill using my Nikon D300 on a tripod, manual mode, ISO = 200, Tamron 90mm, SS = 0.5 seconds, f/32. Final post processing included: Nik Color Efex Pro 4: Detail Extractor on just the red portion, Foliage 30%, and a little Pro Contrast.

Source: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com/wp-content/gallery/macro-nature/maple-samara-finished.jpg

paikiiimagery said...

I haven't seen the term "strong" before. Here's one I consider strong

Erin Watson said...

I am happy with how this image came out that I took last weekend


Bud Branch said...

The night sky: strong, maybe dramatic too...


Douglas said...

I believe this is a strong image, this gentleman is the Potter at Sturbridge Village in Massachussetts.


Douglas said...

this image of the Potter at Sturbridge Village is I believe a strong image.


Bob Decker said...

A grasshopper "in your face".

Rick Diffley said...

How did I become "Unknown?"

Really, it is me: Rick Diffley associated with the "Maple Samara" macro image.

Why don't the hyperlinks work? Is it a function of this "Blogger?"

Steve S said...

How about this one?