Describing a picture in English

1) Introduction

The photo/picture shows ...
It was taken by/in ...
It's a black-and-white/coloured photo.

2) What is where?

In the foreground/background you can see ...
In the foreground/background there is ...
In the middle/centre there are ...
At the top/At the bottom there is ...
On the left/right there are ...
Behind/In front of ... you can see ...
Between ... there is ...

3) Who is doing what?

Here you decribe the persons in the picture or you say what is happening just now. Use the Present Progressive.

4) What I think about the picture

It seems as if ...
The lady seems to ...
Maybe ...
I think ...
... might be a symbol of ...
The atmosphere is peaceful/depressing ...
I (don't) like the picture because ...
It makes me think of ...

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