Pictures of the day: March 4, 2022

We’re back with another awesome showcase of reader photos. This week’s gallery is a potpourri of eye-catching photos, including a dramatic portrait of Sicilian sheep, an awe-inspiring aerial view of Montreal, and plenty of natural wonders.

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Main image by Marc Vidalsee more of Marc’s work here.

sicilian sheep

See more of lillo’s work here. lillo

First up we have this portrait of a truly majestic sheep, captured by Flickr user Lillo, “somewhere in Sicily”. I really like the composition and the monochrome processing works exceptionally well here. It almost looks like these fluffy subjects are posing for the camera – if only I could make my family photos look this good.

A misty reflection

A foggy lake and a tree.
See more of Kevin’s work here. Kevin Povenz

Here’s one that would fit perfectly into last week’s gallery of tranquil images. Kevin Povenz captured this peaceful waterscape in western Michigan and it’s beautifully composed. The open space to the right of the tree gives the image a nice sense of balance. Kevin also used a slightly slow shutter speed of 1/5 second to help smooth out the surface of the water. Good work.

Perspective in monochrome

A monochrome image of rocks and the sea.
See more of Cristine’s work here. Christine J.

Next we have this stunning monochrome beach shot, captured by Christine J.. The B&W treatment works epically well here. And by using a wide-angle lens and taking low-angle shots, Crystine was able to create a truly intriguing sense of perspective. The silhouette of the person in the distance almost looks like a toy placed on top of the rock.

A sunny fern

A sunny fern.
See more of Greg’s work here. Greg Roseau

The lighting in this shot, photographed by Greg Roseau in Montao, North Carolina is beautiful, and so is the composition. These fuzzy red and purple leaves frame the sunny fern perfectly. And the contrasting colors really make the whole picture pop.

Yosemite Waterfall “Spraybow”

A rainbow waterfall at Yosemite National Park.
See more of Jeff’s work here. Jeff Berkes

Here is an image that you certainly do not see every day. Jeff Berkes photographed this cascading rainbow, aka a ‘spraybow,’ at Yosemite National Park during the annual Fire Drop Display. And wow that’s cool! If you have a moment, take a look at some Jeff’s other worksbecause this guy has a serious eye for cool landscape photography.

large woodpecker

A big spike
See more of Larry’s work here.

Finally, we have this super-sharp photo of a large woodpecker captured by Larry Gambon in a “swamp area of ​​Florida”. Although I don’t usually care for spikes – one terrorized by the bedroom wall as a kid – this one is particularly beautiful. I find his red feathered “cap” endearing. And Larry’s use of a somewhat shallow depth of field isolates the subject well from its background.

Stewart C. Hartline