, Salem, MA

April 3, 2014

The reader's eye

The Salem News

---- — Name: Maria Simili-Croteau

Hometown: Danvers

Description: “Oh this crooked tree; how many winters does it see?” This tree is beautiful in winter, as well as summer in full bloom. Taken in Fryeburg, Maine. I like to take pictures of things that inspire me. Just a fun hobby.”

Camera info: Nikon D, wide angle lens


The photographer captures a tree devoid of leaves and vibrant colors and makes it the centerpiece of a well-composed image. The warm light cast across the tree is contrasted by the cool blue tones found in the sky, while the dark green and browns scattered across the horizon line in the distance provide a separation for the tree from its background. The photographer uses a vignette around the edges of the image to draw the viewer’s eye right toward the center of the photograph.