I’ve written about stepping back for a better composition in a previous photo tip. This time around, I got a little closer instead. Both tips pretty much have the same message, adding something in the foreground to create depth and interest. In this case, I noticed the water hitting the steps and went down to freeze it at 1/4000 of a second.
This post also marks my making an effort to use manual mode more often. Even though we can modify images with our editor of choice, it’s good to get it right in-camera. Both photos above are straight out of the camera. Getting comfortable with having full control over the exposure and using methods such as the Sunny 16 Rule will allow me to eventually be comfortable enough to use manual mode on my film camera.