Wandering around Auckland late one morning before our program started, I chanced on a view of a volcanic-cone island, just offshore.
Looking for an interesting perspective, I noticed some wooden bollards, and crouched down to use them to frame the island.
I was kinda tickled with the shot, but not sure how it would work out. Looking at it now, I see that something is a tad off square – whether it was the bollards or me, I have no idea!
Two days later, we were on another beach with a view of the self-same island, also roughly mid-day. But as a rain storm rolled in and through, the view was completely different. Let there be light, indeed.
But lighting aside, again I see that it isn’t lined up squarely. Could I have found a vantage point that would have equalized the width/depth of the beach across the breadth of the photo (and, similarly, that amazing aquamarine sea)? I have no idea! Geometry never was my strong suit.
Nor do I know whether the lack of left-right symmetry makes the picture better or worse. But I do know that I’m learning to look at photos differently.