When it comes to these two photos, they were taken purely by chance. Perhaps in my subconscious, the mountain road is a secluded place. And the mountain road in the canyon is even more secluded and wonderful.
In order to take the first picture and show some kind of quiet and mysterious effect, I stood at a high place and shot in the west direction of the road from an overhead angle, and paid attention to the use of background light. Fortunately, this was an east-west road, and the sun was starting to set in the west at the moment, which served as a light source for the background. In addition, I intentionally brought the tree branches above my head into the frame to make them part of the composition, in order to create a depth of field effect and visual interest. Of course, you may not agree with me. But there’s no definite law, and isn’t photography all about creating different visual interest?
The second image is a purely improvised capture. Although people are almost numb to this kind of subject matter and rarely bring them visual shock, for me it is more meaningful because it will become part of my personal memory and become more and more precious as the years go by.
Shooting date: December 30, 2020
Location: Fangshan, Nanjing, China