I found the pattern in this decaying trunk interesting and sought to contrast it with the healthy trees surrounding it.
Minimalism and simplicity. I took other shots with larger subjects in the frame, but I prefer this one for the shape of the twig and the larger amount of negative space.
This graffiti covered boulder with facial features is incongruous in the otherwise natural setting and prompted me to document its presence.
The horizontal arc formed by the ice in the foreground attracted me to this shot. The trunks in the middle ground form complementary vertical arcs.
The sweeping shape formed by this trunk, with three branches like fingers reaching to the ice, drew me to this shot. I composed it tightly to emphasize these features.
It always pays to look everywhere, including straight down, or else I might have missed these ice crystals. I took several shots to explore different compositions.
In this case, I sought to use the foreground reeds as an element to anchor the composition, with the bent over reed stalks as lines pointing to the middle ground tree that is the subject of the photo.
The shape of the foreground indentation in the ice intrigued me, and I positioned it to point to, and balance with, the tree on the island in the middle ground.
A classical landscape composition, with foreground ice, middle ground islands, and the farther shore in the background. The arc of the foreground ice directs the eye to the subject middle ground.