Freddie Ardley is a photographer who photographs almost anything that catches his eye. However some of his best work is his landscapes which he edits using HDR. Most of his photographs have a narrow depth of field however this image is wide which is why I find it aesthetically appealing.
The landscape is actually cropped to have a portrait shape which makes the ratio between the sky and flowers more even. I especially like how the yellow in the flowers compliments the hue of the sky and is a big contrast from the trees and clouds. The focal point in this photo is definitely the bright flowers which draw you in, but as you look closer you can see the trees which are centred within the wild flowers and the trees which have a range of tones.
Some of Ardley’s other work is more surreal but mainly has a natural element such as my favourite piece which depicts wild flowers growing through floorboards in an old house. The varied style of his photographs means he attracts a wide target audience and all lovers of photography.
I haven’t ever actually used the technique of HDR, but thank you for your comments on my work.