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March 28, 2013

The reader's eye

Name: Sarah Rydgren

Hometown: Salem

Description: “This is one of my favorite places to visit. Definitely my dream home. Beautiful to shoot and watch at any time of day and during any season.

“I am self-taught and love New England. I am inspired daily by the beauty that surrounds me and am driven to share what I see with others.”

Camera info: Nikon D90, manual mode

PHOTO STAFF CRITIQUE

“The photographer does a wonderful job contrasting the subtleties found in the calm water with the ominous feel of the clouds above. The colors in this image give an almost monochromatic feel, with the brownish-red grasses offering a touch of life and allowing the viewer to discern them in the foreground with the trees strung across the horizon line. The wetland grasses sweep the viewer’s eye nicely from the left of the frame along through the photograph to rest on the house. The great depth of field achieved in this photograph allows the viewer’s eye to constantly find something new and interesting to examine within the frame. The photographer does a great job creating a captivating image.

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