Creekside Morning – Horizontal and Vertical

Morning at the Creek
Morning at the Creek by I Nancy, on Flickr

I’ve often heard the advice that for every vertical composition, you should also take a horizontal one. The idea is that you never know what you will need in the future as well as providing an automatic way to ensure that you continue to work through and think through the scene.

At this scene I love the feeling of the wide shot below with its tunnel of trees and forced perspective. I do wish, however, that I brought the chain saw to deal with the dead branches on the right. On the other hand, the vertical shot brings its own power as a more intimate view into the creek.

Creekside by I Nancy, on Flickr

Fall Aspens near Cedar Breaks


The local rangers directed us up to Cedar Breaks in search of some fall color during our Utah trip. It was remarkable that one day we were hiking across redrock and sand with heat in the upper 90’s, while the next we were viewing fall colors.

Aspen in the Light