Photographer Douglas Stratton captured the vibrant, bright colors of a bird in his work, “Rainbow Feathers” (above). Entered in the Photography 2021 awards, motion seems to be a signature in Stratton’s photography; capturing people, animals, and landscapes in exquisite, naturally familiar positions. Stratton captures what’s real. He says that when approaching this photo, he was, “Look[ing] for intimacy and a moment..”
This photo brilliantly shows his viewer his patience and passion for his work. Stratton captured the exact moment where the bird’s wings extended, bearing all of its colors; truly allowing for intimacy and truly finding the moment.
Landscape photographer James Martin captured the breathtaking view of the “Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park.” He embarked on his exploration of the Golden Canyon with just his iPhone X as his photography equipment. Martin says that the results of his trek through Death Valley National Park gave him a look at a, “Mars-like landscape in one of the most unique environments on Earth.”
This panoramic view of the canyon gives us hypnotizing looks at the texture of the canyon; its deep, golden color beautifully juxtaposing off of the reds, yellows, and blues of the sunset in the background.