We often find a location that we know has a good solid shot in it, but sometimes it is incredibly difficult to find the shot we know is lurking there somewhere. When an area is heavily cluttered it can be overwhelming, frustrating or down right annoying when we can't pick out the shot.
That was the experience of a client this week when we arrived at a mass of decaying tree stumps beside a local lake during a composition course. There are a number of shots to be had here but the client was struggling to identify them. After running through my basic composition tips, filling the frame won out and provided this striking image of forest desolation.
The technique made the relatively small area seem infinite as the topic runs to and beyond the frame on all sides. The tangled mess suddenly has order, it makes sense, tells a story and was a nice 'find' in the bright light of mid afternoon.