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(Feb. 6, 2009) Pic's pick of the week

Posted Friday, February 6, 2009, at 3:01 PM

This week's photo was taken by Katie Hueston and appeared in Thursday's edition of The Fort Scott Tribune.

The reason I like this photo is not so much because it went well with the story, but because of its composition. I know that often times I stumble across a good photo without really trying to plan and compose the shot. I wasn't with Katie at the time, so I don't know if this was the case.

The composition of this photo tells a story. The story of a some what rundown park. The purpose of the article with which this photo went was about the receiving of a grant to purchase equipment for the park.

I like how the focus is on the little motorcycle with the merry-go-round blurred in the foreground. This adds depth to the image and makes you feel like you are standing in the park when you look at it.

Also adding to the story was the time of day at which the photo was taken, you can see by the color of the bricks in the background that the photo was taken as the sun was setting. This adds a bit of atmosphere to the image. It also helps that I know when she left to take the picture.

With the atmosphere, the composition, and the selective focus working together, this photo tells a great story.

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