As we were in Devils Garden, I was sitting, relaxing and enjoying some shade. While chatting with one of the participants, I noticed this scene. I was struck by the unique nature story that was in the mostly flat wall about 8 feet above ground. How did this happen? What caused this unique story? It just seemed odd to have these stones left behind but none the less I found it very photogenic.
From a compositional perspective, I immediately thought of Freeman Patterson, who taught me that photography is organizing shapes into a pleasing composition. An Evergreen tree is not a tree, it is a triangle, a face an oval, etc. For me, this image was all about triangles sitting on a strong base of a rectangle. See below for a diagram of just a few. I believe you’ll see more once you see these. Thinking about your images as shapes will help you create stronger more pleasing compositions.