Describe a photograph you have taken yourself

Describe a photograph you have taken yourself which you particularly like.

You should say:

  • what the picture shows
  • when you took it
  • why you took it

And explain why you particularly like this photograph.

Model Answer :

I love to capture moments with my Canon 50D and travel from place to place to get the right moment to capture. A few months ago, I went to the Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia and captured some outstanding pictures. I will describe it now.

The picture shows that the sun is going down while some birds are flying in the sky. In fact, it appears that some of the birds are flying in the sun. It happens for a distant view. It was a clear shot. The sun looks like a large circle filled with red. The entire sky was echoing the sun rays of the evening. Besides, the surrounding area also turned red with the influence of the evening sun. Nature looks beautiful in the photo. I took the shot from a distant place and so, I could cover a large area. Some of the parts of the area were covered with beautiful trees and I tried to capture them as well.

I went to the beach in the afternoon and waited for around two hours for the sunset. I wanted to take a nice picture of the beach or the surrounding areas. So, I had to wait to get the right moment before me. Fortunately, the waiting resulted in a good photograph. I took the photo a couple of minutes before the sunset. It appeared that the sun was going down under the water. The entire nature turned calm and quite. Everyone present at the beach also became silent and they started enjoying the decaying beauty of the sun for the day. The mighty bright sun took the shape of a large ball and started going down slowly. The reddish ray covered the entire world. It was the perfect moment to click the photo. So, I took the photo right before the sunset. Actually, it was one of the greatest photos of my life.

Photography is my hobby. I always carry my camera if I go to visit any place in the country. As part of my short trip to the beach in Victoria, I took the photo. Moreover, I spend the entire day to take perfect shot for me marking the participation in a local photography competition. This was another motive for me to take the photo. But the thing that inspired me was the beautiful nature. Actually, I have never seen such a beautiful sunset before. Living in a city does not allow to enjoy such natural scenarios. We all have to pass a hefty life. During the time of sunset, usually, I have to play my roles in the office I work in. So, it is not possible for me to get out of the office to enjoy such exotic scenes.

I like the photograph for many reasons. As I told before that this is the very best photograph of my life. The colour tone, the composition and the surrounding environment were perfect. Earlier, I had to arrange the settings for me but in this beach, I found everything was set for me, naturally. So, when I clicked the photo, I felt a sense of comfort inside my heart. The preview shows that it is a perfect photo that follows all the rules and directives of photography grammar. Moreover, when I submitted the photo to the competition, it won the first prize. Considering all the issues, I think this is a precious achievement of my photographic career and this I like it most.

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