Gateway to the Old West: a composition comparison (poll)

I’ve recently been learning more about some of the principles of composition, and in particular am thinking about symmetry and motion through the shot. Last fall I took some pics in and around Taos, and one I took over in Angel Fire has become one of my favorites. But now I’m wondering if a second treatment, which approached the subject from a different perspective, might be better. So what do you think?

Here’s the alternate shot, which I just processed.

And the original. Continue reading

Dawn of Man

I was supposed to be shooting a surfer in the early morning hours but turned my attention to these boys playing in the chilly surf. I was amused by this unexpected arrangement when I sat down to review the photos.