Corpus Christi Bay Jan 2002

I was on a political shoot, and had to convince the other occupants of the car to “just give me a minute” to grab the shot…without thinking, I broke all of my landscape rules, and am glad I did. Here it is, so unlike compositions I normally construct. I NEVER bisect with a horizon line, as a matter of principle. It generally leads to a stolid, static, boring shot. I generally stick to a loose Rule Of Thirds…but after all, rules are meant to be broken… Never get too stuck in what you think is The Formula. You’ll miss shots like this. Look closely and you’ll see the circular ripple of a mullet having jumped in the right foreground. The shot’s not quite as stolid as it seems. The static composition lends itself to a mirror-like, introspective quality….

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