HW # 1 – Jim Richardson

Thunderstorm and lightning bearing down on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska

Sandhills Lightning

The photograph above was taken by National Geographic Magazine’s Jim Richardson. What attracted me most about this image were all the colors. There is a horizontal gradient happening because of the lightening. On the left is this indigo color and it gets lighter and lighter as you look to the right. You can also see some green in the grass and the color of the porch is this bright green-blue color. The best part is that you can see all these colors in the photo despite it being night time. Additionally, Richardson uses the pillars to frame the lightening and has a nice diagonal line that cuts through the image.


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