A few months ago I wrote about how revisiting photo locations can help you grow as a photographer by forcing you to move beyond the obvious and find new compositions.
Last year when I visited Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park I discovered, through my telephoto lens, an interesting rock formation. Here is last year’s photo:
Since then, I have seen other photos on the internet where there is a second round balanced rock in front of the rock I found. I didn’t want to copy that composition, but I set myself on a mission to find that second rock and then see what new compositions I could create.
Here you see three rocks that stand out from the others. The middle rock is the one I was looking for that I had seen in other photos.
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While I like both photos, I think the second one is a more complex and interesting composition. I also had a great sky that day!
It makes me look forward to what I will create next time!