Dramatic Light -- Sunflowers along Fenceline
This photo has very strong contrast from light to dark. A single bright sunflower is illuminated by the sunrise. Other blooms counterpoint it facing in different directions and in different places in the tonal scale.
Taken along a fence row near my home.
Tell a Story -- Relating Elements
This photo tells a story. Two baby gray foxes sniff one aother in an apparent moment of affection. Of course moments before, and after, they were running all over the place and even fighting.
It is interesting that the curved body line of the fox on the left seems to lead the eye to the touching noses. The big rock atop them forms a nice upper frame and contrast with the color of he foxes. This was taken in morning light that provides interesting contasts in the photo.
Landscape -- Waterfall and Rain During October Color
This demonstrates landscape composition. A very important principle is to have a foreground element to increase interest, and, to reveal scale for the viewers. This complexity draws one into the photograph.
Nature as Abract -- Rocks and Ice
This is the product of one of my exercises. Here I spent a couple of hours taking pictures along the ditch out front in winter. As the water level dropped below the level of the ice, there were many intersting compositions like this one to be had. These are basically duo chromes, two colors. Taking this kind of picture sharpens your sense of composition.