2. The picture a landscape view of a landscape ironically enough. The bottom is edged with calm gray-blue water. While the middle portion of the composition holds the true beauty of the photo. Soft rolling hills, edged with bold green trees. A house pops every now and again to show that there is civilization on this paradise. The sky stands as clear as the water beneath it. Letting the sun shine with all of its power.
3. I think the fact that the picture is not your average 4 x 6 and has been edited into a landscape or panoramic view creates interest to the piece. The photo almost seems to be made in layers with the water starting at the bottom, then adding the green grass, then the even greener trees, which then fade back into the grass, eventually ending up as the sky. It consists of a good balance of bold colors and soft colors. Enough to interest the viewer but also so the serenity and peacefulness of the photographed place.
4. This is an example of what life is supposed to be like. The one week a year we can relax and not worry about work or the bills or the basic responsibilities of civilized life. It tells of the inner longing of man-kind to embrace his/her natural instincts. The story "before civilization."
5. Many of Mr. Turner's pieces involve this same idea of relaxation and the connection between humans and nature, but unlike my photo, he embraces the warm colors of sunrises or sunsets. When the world is at the mercy of the colors. His compositions seem to take on a almost dreamlike effect while mine was captured midday, with the sun at full power; a blast of reality but with a hint of a dream.