Our photo pick of the week nº3

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

During our Peruvian adventure in Summer 2014 we stopped in Paracas. Paracas is a small port village in the Ica region, ideal to visit the natural reserve of Islas Ballestas and admire the variety of bird and see lion species that populate the archipelago.

Normally we tend to avoid tourist-packed activities when on the road but in this case we made an exception and joined a shared boat trip to the natural reserve organized by our hotel in Paracas. What we saw there was not expected at all but this will be the topic of another post. For today, we want to share with you a view of the pier towards the hotel. Of course, to take it we had to wait for the rest of the people to be behind us and we were the last ones to board, as always 🙂


Pier in Paracas (Perú)


Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G| ISO1000 | 18mm | ƒ/11 | 1/1000s

For all of us amateur photographers out there, we are often reminded of the importance of visual balance in a picture and the Rule of Thirds (or equivalent variants) is a classical bulletproof technique to obtain this balance.

In the case of this inspiring picture we relied on the lesser known Mood Lines to lead the eye to the center of the image through converging lines and to give a feeling of symmetry and stability through horizontal and/or vertical lines.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to comment if you like!

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