Inyo County (CA), Bristlecone Branches, Sun Star, Clouds, Monochrome

ISO100, 26mm, f/22, 1/60 sec
Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo County, CA

Not exactly following the rule of thirds, but does that really matter?  Certain elements needed to be in this composition for me, so out went some rules.  Remember, rules in photography are guidelines and useful ones at that.  Yet sometimes, some creativity is lost when sticking to the time honored fundamentals.  It may work to break the rules, it may not, but you will certainly learn from the result.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 26mm, f/22, 1/60 sec

Inyo County (CA), Bristlecone Branches, Sun Star, Clouds, Monochrome.  near Bishop, CA. November 28, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.