Well Composed Emotions in Photographs

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably already know by now that sunsets are one of my favorite subjects. Because of their beauty, they always make me feel inspired. I shot this one evening last week.

Sunset on Intracoastal - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Sunset on Intracoastal – New Smyrna Beach, FL


This was one of the last photo shoots I did with my daughter a few years ago (she’s in college, so I don’t see her often enough for shooting). She was trying to move the scarf around when the wind caught it over her face, so this was a funny moment for us.

Goofing around
Goofing around


This photo was taken on Valentine’s Day this year at Bulow Plantation on the Tomoka River. The blue sky reflecting on the water evokes a calmness and a “blue” feeling with the lone branch dying to keep above water. This couldn’t have been more appropriate and ironic for my situation at that moment.

Reflecting alone
Reflecting alone


Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: What All Well-Composed Photos have in Common


  1. Shannon, your have chosen your photos well for this week’s challenge. Your daughter’s photo looks like some fancy photo shoot with a model. Well done on all three photos.


  2. […] Shannon’s Creative Work – Shannon absolutely is inspired and awed by sunsets and this photo of her photo of a sunset is stunning.  I admire how she has the boat slightly off center from the sun.  Your eye goes right to the boat and some you get the full impact of the entire scene.  From their your eye spreads out and see the water and the clouds. […]


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