St3v3M wrote:There's no right or wrong way to shoot an image, only the way we see it, but with that said this is one of those I can't imagine seeing this another way. I'm sure I could climb the small hill and take the image from a more leveled view off to the left or the right, but I imagine it would be flat, without context, and boring to look at compared to what you've shown here. There's a beauty in what you call clutter, I call it The Story it was meant to tell! S-
I agree. The fact that there's so many ways to shoot an image is what makes photography interesting.
Graham and I did climb the small hill, and got some classic shots of the structure (the best of which has a monster power line that i'll be cloning out), also some nice ones from below the right side, but since my own style runs to clutter/kitchen sink/lots of context, this one was my favorite, and I knew it would be from the moment I spotted this crooked little gate.
When I first started photographing landscapes, I read books and articles that told me exactly where the best view was for every iconic site in whatever spot I was visiting, right down to number of feet from the path and GPS numbers. Within a year, I'd abandoned that because it wasn't any fun just to duplicate what someone else had done, even when they'd done it wonderfully well. I wanted my own stuff.