As I mentioned yesterday, it can be hard to figure out what to shoot. Take this pretty little scene in Big Bend National Park, in the Grapevine Hills. What do you include? And what do you leave out?

For me, when I shoot with a wide angle lens like this, I like to have something to anchor the foreground – a splash of color, a strong shape, a leading line, etc. In this image, that one little yellow flower at the bottom of the frame is my foreground “anchor”, and hopefully the rest of the scene flows upward from that point.

 

Bluebonnets and assorted wildflowers in Grapevine Hills, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA.

Bluebonnets and assorted wildflowers in Grapevine Hills, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA.

Canon 1Dx. 21mm.  ISO 1250. f/16 @ 1/15 second. Polarizer and two stop graduated neutral density filter to darken the sky and bring it into balance with the foreground.