Landscapes – The Setting is the Star

“Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area.”

The challenge for day fifteen of the Photo101 course: “Snap a picture of a landscape.  Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.”

Sugar-White-Beach-of-FL-Panhandle

Northwest Florida

The sugar fine white beaches of Northwest Florida are the best!  Sea oats catch the golden sunlight.  The sand was undisturbed yet, showing no sign of  human footprints.

This area is also called the Emerald Coast.  You can see why!  Snapped this image while standing at the top of the Destin Bridge.  I could see all the way to the bottom.  The patterns in the sand beneath the water were a form of art themselves.

From-the-top-of-Destin-Bridge

Florida’s Emerald Coast

One of the reasons I share my photography is to showcase the beauty God has created.  His art is everywhere.  My hope is that the images God has shown me will help you to slow down and take “A Second Look” in the midst of your busy lives.  Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you.  More images are available at http://www.stephaniehalstead.com.

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