The Featured Photo for May/June 2016 was by Doerte Pavlik as chosen by Derek Chambers.
I love the composition of this stunning photo! The picture frame is filled by the main subject, yet the other components put the tree into its surroundings, telling the story of the tree’s ultimately losing battle with the harsh elements of the mountainous region in which it grew.
The differing tones in the photo make the tree stand out against the background, the threatening clouds cap the top holding the viewer’s eye in the frame and the foreground lines are mirrored by the tree’s horizontal branch.
A wonderful photo – well done Doerte!