“Sticks in the Sand” is what my husband kept calling it – making fun of my Driftwood Beach destination I was so looking forward to in Georgia. By the end, it ended up being one of his favourite beaches because it is so unique.
The trick here is to try to simplify the composition. It may look like there is just one big tree trunk or 3 or 4 branches sticking out, but in reality the beach is absolutely covered like a giant came and dropped a ton of branches there in preparation for his campfire! You have to get in behind just a few of them and aim out to sea to isolate them from the others or it is just a big mish mash of jumbled branches.
In this image, I was attracted by the pool of water that remained around one branch when the tide went out. I isolated it with just a few more branches in the background to lead your eye around the frame, careful not to let any of the branches overlap.
I still don’t feel like I have a good grasp on the concept of balance, so I am debating whether I left too much negative space on the left. What do you think about that?