Do you ever plan your compositions ahead of time, for the shots you know you want to take? I mean, way ahead of time, like before you ever get to the scene? Or do you "wing it", so to speak, based on what you find at the scene? I tend to do both, but more often than not I find myself winging it.
This is one of those cases where I was sorta winging it. It's pretty much a given that if you are in Washington, DC that you are going to try and get a shot of the Washington Monument, right? The truth is though, the structure does not lend itself to a great shot. It's tall and skinny, and it's fairly open around it. So how do you compose something like that? In this shot I was actually walking back to find the rental car, and happened to turn around, and well....this is what I saw. Click.
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