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April 10, 2014

The reader's eye

Name: Josh Oxton

Hometown: Swampscott

Description: “‘Last Run,’ Sugarloaf in Maine. Perfect day for my last run of the season. I enjoy photographing the outdoors or anything that captures my interest.”

Camera info : Nikon, zoom lens

PHOTO STAFF CRITIQUE

This strong black-and-white photo has two prominent features: the vertical line of the tree and the horizontal line of the mountain. Despite being so low on the horizon, the mountain displaying the ski trails is powerful enough to stand along with the tree as one of the main subjects.

The viewer can see and appreciate the intricate complexity of the silhouetted tree branches. But the horizontal layers of brooding clouds cut the strong vertical presence of the tree. A low horizon line helps emphasize the area devoted to the cloudy sky.

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