Local Parks are sometimes awesome for landscape photography as you generally find yourself on a path that usually leads you in and around the park.
The beauty of this path is that it can make a pretty smashing leading line, that draws the viewer's eye right through the image.
However, if I had used a path as a leading line, in an inner London park, the flatness of the majority of London Parks most probably wouldn't have made for an interesting or aesthetically pleasing backgroud in a Landscape photograph.
In Flagstaff, Arizona, it is a whole different ball game. The awesome, expansive Park that is Buffalo Park, is surrounded by impressive mountains.
And my April trip allowed for some attractive Spring colours in the surrounding foliage.
As I ventured deep into the park one warm and fairly cloudy morning, I immediately thought I was in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, with its insanely impressive and detailed polygonal, American countryside. The expansive prairies and mountain areas are clearly modeled on states like Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and Montana (yes, I also thought I was in Red Dead Redemption 2 when I was in Boulder and The Rocky Mountain National Park).
Anyway, I digress...
The Beautiful mountains that enclose this exquisite Park allow for some pleasant landscape images.
With this image, 'Buffalo Park', I saw an interesting composition with this incredible leading line that leads up to the house and then the mountains in the distance. I wasn't sure what kind of a house that was in the distance, on the right, as it could have been housing a generator or something similar by its mesh, fenced enclosure.
I shot with a 50mm Lens @ f/11 and 1/125th of a second. By focusing on Infinity I managed to keep the image sharp throughout. The trees on the left are balanced by the house of the left edge of the frame.
I was impressed by the detail I managed to pull out in Lightroom, in the gravelly foreground and the soft light and detail in the foliage and the trees.
I think that this is a very pleasant composition because of the leading line and the various, attractive elements places thoughtfully on each side of the frame.
If I had had more time, I definitely would have liked to shoot in the evening and perhaps got a beautiful sunset image.
Next time I definitely will...