I had broken the rules here two months ago while photographing a pair of very alien looking boulders at high tide. Now I'm back adhering to the magic number of three at low tide. I set up my uncomplicated composition over the trio hoping the sun will show itself to sidelight the scene. I start to fire a few frame as the sun slowly arrives creating a very soft pleasing glow on rocks, then eventually it’s at its peak with the beach bathed in strong golden honey light. Ideal you would think ? In my sleepily dawn state little did I know a lonely boulder just outside the frame would cast a huge black shadow across the middle ground destroying the simplistic arrangement of the scene. Light & Composition! Too extremely important tools in the making of a landscape photograph, but for me, the composition was more significant than the light on this dawn. I'm grateful for the possibly common habit of taking a few frames before the light flows. Of course when light & composition work in perfect harmony it’s just pure bliss.
Moeraki Boulders, Otago Coast, New Zealand