So, in the picture of the day thread I posted a picture from Arches National park that got some comments as to if the picture would be bettwr with the branch in or out. That got me interested in continuing the conversation in a new thread. One of the things I was exploring in that shoot was how fairly small changes in positioning or zoom could really alter the feel of the picture. I was also experimenting with putting different elements in the foreground and seeing how that affected the overall picture, altered the focus, etc. So, here's 5 pictures. I'd be curious to hear your comments on them, which compositions you like/don't like, what's not working, etc. (Forgive any contrast/exposure differences. I haven't edited them much, and Google does some weird enhancements) Thanks for playing! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Thanks for playing!