Today’s photo is a silhouette of some tree branches. There really isn’t much to say about it, I suppose. But this photograph was taken because of its contrast against the sky. As it is a silhouette, it made sense to portray it against a clear sky.
Perhaps it adds more impact. I don’t really know myself. What adds impact, though is the fact that I did not include every part of the tree. I included only the top branches. There is more left for the reader to ponder. How tall is the tree? Is it large? Is the trunk thick? What kind of tree is it? The reader may want to know.
This brings me to another point: negative space. I usually encourage filling the frame with the subject to emphasize what it is the photo should portray. In this case, however, the use of negative space adds more to the overall composition of the image. Moral of the story: you can break rules as long as you know why you’re breaking them.
Taken with iPhone 4.
Edited with Best Camera App for iPhone.