This rooster stands straight and tall, taking his duty seriously. The deep contrast has pulled out all details besides his outline, yet we can see the ridges on the rooftop. When the slightly unsettled sky is added in, it feels like a storm could be coming. The framing of this photo is enjoyable in how the weathervane’s arrow is pointing into the empty space – giving the feeling the rooster is in command of his territory and is sure of his reading. The darkened edges also add to the feeling that trouble could be on the way. Full of strength and mood, this is a great shot.

Thank you to photographer Steve Snodgrass for posting this image with creative commons.

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