Clever Framing

by | Mar 11, 2013 | Impressive Places, Tips & Tricks | 8 comments

As I was going through archives today, looking for some grand pictures to use in a new set of greeting cards that are in the works, I ran across this great shot from an excursion in the Sierra foothills near Mammoth Lakes, California. It didn’t quite make the cut for this set of cards, but I thought it was at least clever enough to show to the world on the blog. I can’t recall using a foreground object to frame any of my shots recently, so this was a great inspiration for me to keep my eyes open to objects that might, well, appear to just be in the way.

2140_Mammoth Lakes-California-USA_Canon EOS 40D, 17 mm, 1-320 sec at f - 5.6, ISO 200


  1. Elizabeth Lindsay

    That’s pretty! We need more places like that in KS…

  2. James

    LOL 🙂

  3. Bethany Bartram

    I love using objects in front of the frame. It really makes for a unique picture.

  4. Sarah

    Great picture!! Are the greeting cards for sale now?

    • James Staddon

      Not yet! I’ll be sure to blog about it when they are ready, though.

    • James Staddon

      Great! I know that is what is helpful for me when I see other photographers pictures too. You live in the Mammoth Lakes area?


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