Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge
What All Well-Composed Photos have in Common
As many will have guessed by now,
nature and wildlife are my main subjects,
mostly because I do not need to gain permission
many of my shots are taken using
a short focal length on my zoom lens,
which generally results in a happy snap as above.
However, by cropping the extraneous I think there is
more interest in this shot than the first.
Foreground and background waves breaking in the
early morning sun on August 3rd.
I was trying to capture the spray that morning and
while this does show some spray…it was not my best for the morning.
The problem is that enlarging the above cropped photo
When she turned her head and looked at the camera…
it gave me goose bumps.
At ten or twelve feet from the car it was a once in a lifetime shot.
Again I have cropped the left of the shot,
although not a lot as we nearly ran over her,
she was so close to the track we were driving along.
Finally, I have read articles stating that there should
be no rules when composing a photo.
Not sure how many would agree with that.
I tend to make sure I have my subject in the shot
and crop out anything I don’t want.